Achy Break Joints

Pop, lock, and… ouch! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Over twenty million people in the U-S suffer from joint pain, or osteoarthritis. Our joints are cushioned by cartilage. As we age, this cushion wears down but doesn’t grow back. Current treatments manage the pain

Little Champs

How do kids have so much BLEEPING energy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Young children can scream and run around all day. It’s like they have enough energy to be Olympic athletes… But could they really? Anthony Birat and colleagues at Clermont-Auvergne University decided

Count Your Brain Cells

“You can’t teach an old dog…”—how does that go? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. As you age, certain motor functions begin to slow down. You don’t move as fast as you used to, and you become a tad forgetful. Based on past studies, most

Calories Count

Can you eat yourself to death? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A stick of butter can make ANYTHING taste good. But oops… Calories galore! They can add to our waistline. But could excess calories also speed up our metabolism, or even how fast we

Offbeat Batter

When you’re asleep, how is your baseball game? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Every night, while we sleep, new memories from the day are thrown at our brains like baseballs from a pitcher’s mound. Our brainwaves swing at the perfect time to hit the

Brain Drain

Could the fountain of youth actually be in our brains? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all yearn for the glory days of our youth. Sadly, time and age only go one way. But what if there was a cure to kick those grays

Peak Performance

Over forty? Good news! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Your brain’s best years are still ahead! It’s been thought that mental speed and memory peak for people in their twenties. And knowledge that builds with time and experience, like your vocabulary, has seemed

Sixty-Second Workout

Keep on running! One more minute! PHEW! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being healthy can mean a lot of things. Kale juice, spin class, weightlifting! We know how to stay lean and build muscle. But what about bones? Bone weakens as we age, especially