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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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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A Flu Cure in Spitting Distance

Next year’s flu shot may come from llamas!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flu vaccines help us make antibodies — trained assassins that target bad bugs!  But flu comes in many strains, which are always changing. This makes it challenging to predict the most

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Flash Flu Fix

Travelling on an airplane this flu season? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. AH-CHOO! Scootch scootch! Between the close quarters and recycled air, there’s a good chance you’ll catch something. You can try to protect yourself by wearing a mask or popping vitamin C. But

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Man Flu

Sure, women know the pain of giving birth, but they’ve never been stricken by the Man Flu! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Say you, or someone you love, is bedridden with a cold. Completely debilitated. It’s a condition affectionately called the “man flu.” Are

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Prehistoric Virus

Scientists are bringing back a 30,000-year-old virus. What could possibly go wrong? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Sure, call it a comeback! French researchers call it Mollivirus sibericum, and it’s long been frozen in Siberian soil. Thanks to climate change, that once chilly

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