Pakistani 'Solar Boys' Shutdown At Sundown

Pakistani brothers Shoaib Ahmed, 13,  and Abdul Rasheed, 9, suffer from a heretofore unknown condition wherein they become paralyzed at sundown, and are unable to move or speak.  Nicknamed the 'solar boys', scientists are baffle by the affliction.  

"Our doctors are doing medical tests to determine why these kids remain active in the day but cannot open their eyes, why they cannot talk or eat when [the] sun goes down," said Javed Akram, a professor of medicine at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.  

While the boys' father claims they get their energy from the sun, it is more likely a genetic disorder, and doctors are optimistic that the boys might live normal lives with medication.

Source: Science Alert

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