Li Tong Low

Li Tong Low, Science Communicator with Science Connected

Li Tong Low is a research assistant and a science communicator engaged in research translation. She has a background in psychology and her current project focuses on the cognitive neuroscience of neurodevelopmental conditions. Li enjoys reading about health-related research and writing about the scientific discoveries for the public. 

How the Placebo Effect “Tricks” the Brain

You have probably heard of the placebo effect, but what is it and how does it work? Can something that is all in our heads actually provide relief? By Li Tong Low We often feel better after seeing a doctor. While treatment (e.g., medication) helps relieve our symptoms, our belief ...
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stay healthy with HIIT

Stay Healthy with Low-Volume HIIT

Low-volume HIIT exercise is a quicker and easier way to stay healthy by fitting physical activity—and better health—into your day. By Li Tong Low The World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 guidelines recommend adults to engage in regular physical activity, i.e., 150–300 minutes of moderate activity or 75–150 minutes of vigorous ...
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A compound found in green tea stabilizes an anti-cancer protein known as the "guardian of the genome." Photo courtesy of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

How a Green Tea Antioxidant Helps Fight Cancer

Green tea has many health benefits, but how does it work? New research reveals one mechanism behind green tea's anti-cancer properties. By Li Tong Low Green tea—one of the most popular drinks worldwide—has many health benefits, and its potential anti-cancer activity has received increasing research attention. Green tea has been ...
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humor helps your memory

Humor Helps You Remember

Bringing humor to the news may be a perfect combination for encouraging people to remember information and then share it with people they know. By Li Tong Low Browsing through the internet and finding yourself laughing at the jokes in the news? Still remember the funny stories that your friends ...
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Covid-19 stay-at-home orders

Your health on COVID-19 stay-at-home orders

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have had a divided impact on health, and new research finds that the effect is different for people with obesity. By Li Tong Low COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have significantly changed the way we live, including how we eat, exercise, and sleep, which are important for our physical ...
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social connection through voice

For Stronger Social Connection, Use Voice

Researchers say calling on the phone instead of texting leads to a stronger social connection—and isn't nearly as awkward as we fear. By Li Tong Low Have you picked up the phone today? Social connection is important for our well-being and health, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Closed borders, ...
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eating habits

What You Do Impacts Your Eating Habits

Our eating habits are affected by the type of activities we engage in and the amount of attention they require, according to recent studies. By Li Tong Low Do you crave food or overeat when performing certain daily tasks? What you do and pay attention to can affect how frequently ...
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