The Loh Down on Science

In 2013, UCI partnered with Sandra Tsing Loh to produce the popular radio show "The Loh Down on Science." The witty 90 second science lessons take the university’s world-class research to a wide national radio audience. The partnership also advances the shared mission of public service and science education.

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Icy Hot:
Earth system scientists Murat Aydin and Mindy Nicewonger and are part of a team of glaciologists drilling an ice core at the South Pole to better understand climate change over millennia. The 40,000-year record will be the first deep core from this part of Antarctica.

Cumin For Humans:
Professor Mahtab Jafari found that green tea, curcumin and cinnamon slow aging, which impacts the progression of diseases like cancer, heart disease and Alzherimer's. 

Cosmic Crowdsourcing:
The app CRAYFIS will make a planet-size cosmic-ray detector by networking people's phones. 

Egg Unboiled: 
Professor Gregory Weiss and his team figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

Super Memory: 
Neuroscientist James McGaugh studies highly superior autobiographical memory. 

Chemiscope: the cutting edge tool to observe molecules in action. UCI researchers from the Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) are at the forefront of revolutionizing chemistry. 

Bond Breaker: 
CaSTL created a fun electronic game to learn chemistry. Playing the game teaches about protons, electrons, molecules, bonds and lasers.  

Itsy Bitsy Galaxy: 
UCI astronomers James Bullock and Evan Kirby discovered Segue 2, the smallest galaxy ever found in the known universe. 

Just for Men: 
Chemists at UCI developed the home prostate cancer test. This “pee on a stick” test checks for a protein called PSMA for signals of prostate cancer.