Pimple Power

Pimples – they pack a PUNCH!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying “put up yer dukes!”.  Our skin is home to more than one TRILLION microorganisms, battling for domination!  So Anyo Tsuro and colleagues from Osaka City University staged a Battle of the Bacteria!

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Lather Up

Wash your mouth out with soap! Literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Uh oh… food poisoning! Your immune system protects you — but it can’t guard everywhere at once. What’s an upset stomach to do in the meantime?  Enter Ryan Gaudet and colleagues at

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ANT-i Aging

Image of old lady and young woman holding hands.

What does a worker ant have to do to get the royal treatment? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like bees, ants live in social colonies. Close quarters means infections and parasites can wipe out the colony fast. You’d think a tapeworm infestation spells doom

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Good Fat

Is the cure for that next cold. . . your love handles? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. If your pants are too tight, perhaps there’s a silver lining. Consider a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. They discovered that fat

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