Sweet Tooth

Cavities are a PAIN – and that’s the TOOTH! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The enamel on our teeth is there to protect them from cavities – but sometimes they happen anyway! And truly life-like tooth enamel is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to create artificially. Or

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Super Jelly!

Flexible as jelly! Stronger than shatter-proof glass! It’s SUPER … stuff?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Hydrogels are flexible building materials – and they’re super-useful! Think contact lenses, wound dressings, and even oral medication capsules! Their only drawback? Durability! Stretch a rubber band one

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Operation Tiny

Cancer cell destruction sequence initiated. Pew pew!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Needles sting; pills can be hard to swallow! Ever imagine a future in which tiny robots deliver medicine inside our bodies? Well that future starts NOW! Inspired by hinges and pistons, scientists

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Bandage Diagnosis

Image shows the microneedle-based skin patch from article which can be used for rapid medical testing.

Doc – it’s been two days! Where are my medical results? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve come down with a bug, so you took a blood test. Now, you’re waiting for the results AND a huge medical bill. Is there a faster —

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Battling Bacteria

Is the cure for what ails you, more germs? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bacteria that survive antibiotics not only multiply, they can become drug resistant! And drug-proof infections kill twenty-three thousand Americans every year. Enter Helen Spencer from Great Ormond Street Hospital and

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