Worth a Shot

This flu shot might deserve double pay!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Our bodies use immune cells to fight cancer. But sometimes, there aren’t enough of them to do the job. For cancer to slow down, immune cells need to flock around the tumors.

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Jelly Skin

Got a boo-boo? Call Dr. Jellyfish!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Our amazing skin! It covers our whole body, protecting us from germs and damage. Is there a way to help our skin heal?  Enter Nayeli Rodriguez-Fuentes from the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research

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Galaxy Roughhousing

Does our galaxy need a collision damage waiver?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Scientists know that the Milky Way doesn’t have a perfect disk shape. Instead, it’s slightly bent, like a brim of a sunhat. But what’s causing this elegant curve? Enter a team

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Banana Therapy

A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.  This flu season resulted in millions of illnesses and thousands of  deaths. Unfortunately, only THREE classes of drugs are approved for its treatment in the US.  Meet Evelyn Covés-Datson from University

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Cuttlefish Shades

Why did the  CUTTLEFISH wear glasses?! For science, of course! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Cuttlefish aren’t fish — but they ARE amazing creatures. They can instantly change color to fool predators and prey. But how do they SEE their surroundings? Still a mystery!

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Ultimate Language

Bonjour! Guten tag! Buenos dias! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, saying… Learning a second language is daunting! All those new words, new rules… Grr! What if there was a language EVERYONE could understand? Samuel Mehr from Harvard University wondered – could MUSIC be that

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Plastic Fantastic

  Would you like some salad with your plastic fork? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, saying… Shampoo bottles! Straws! Legos! Plastic is all around us, and A LOT of it ends up in oceans and lakes. Over time, plastic waste breaks into tiny pieces

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Heart of a Whale

Be still, my beating heart! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Healthy human heart rates range from about sixty to one hundred beats per minute. Too slow or too fast – we feel lightheaded and weak. How about blue whales? They are the largest animals,

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Fearless Gut

Should I follow my brain or my heart? How about my gut?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Our guts are filled with microbiomes made of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These microorganisms have a HUGE impact on our health. Even small changes affect immunity and

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Spider Stitches

Did I just walk into a spider web? Eeew! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Having surgery? That means…stitches!. And getting stitches is about as fun as… well, getting stitches. Any way we can avoid those needles? Hyunwoo Yuk and Claudia Varela from MIT took

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