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Stories by Ed Yong

Narcolepsy Confirmed as Autoimmune Disease

Narcolepsy Confirmed as Autoimmune Disease

The new results also partly explain why the 2009 swine flu virus and a vaccine against it led to spikes in the sleep disorder

December 19, 2013 — Ed Yong and Nature magazine
Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted into Rats Become Functional

Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted into Rats Become Functional

The engineered organs were capable of producing one third as much urine as normal kidneys. The achievement suggests the potential for replacement kidneys grown on demand with no donor shortage or immune problems

April 15, 2013 — Ed Yong and Nature magazine

Life Found Deep inside Earth's Oceanic Crust

Microbes have been found living deep inside crust at the bottom of the sea. The crust is several kilometers thick and covers 60 percent of the planet's surface, making it the largest habitat on Earth

March 14, 2013 — Ed Yong and Nature magazine

Memory Molecule Dethroned

Two studies refute an enzyme’s essential role in remembering and forgetting

January 3, 2013 — Ed Yong and Nature magazine
Stories by Ed Yong

Think Outside the Gift Box