Gut’s Up Doc?

Is there a mind-tummy … connection? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The right balance of bacteria in our stomachs is important – even before we’re born! By interacting with the nerves, these bacteria help our brains develop properly! Could they also help prevent brain

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Gobble Gobble!

Pass the turkey – with extra tryptophan, please! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We love our friendly gut bacteria – they help break down our Thanksgiving dinner! However, people with Celiac disease have less of this bacteria, leading to extra digestion troubles. What’s a

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Cuddle Buddies

Two lemurs cuddling

Are hugs the new chicken soup? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Think of your gut as a soup of friendly bacteria. Everybody’s recipe is custom made to work with our bodies properly. These good bacteria help digest food and fight disease. Scientists know that

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On the Rocks

Beware the rock-eating monsters of Terror Island! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sounds like an old Vincent Price B-movie plot, but be warned… these creatures are REAL! So found an international team of researchers led by Reuben Shipway from Northeastern University. They identified a

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Micro-Medicine

Hugs, not drugs. Wait, I mean, bugs on drugs! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. If you get sick, your doctor might write you a prescription. But not everyone responds to medicines in the same way. Prescriptions can be guess-and-check – expensive, and possibly even

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