This week we learn about eating fast food after a workout, xenophobic 6 year olds, and HIV prevention.
- When adjusted for carbohydrate, fat, and protein content, fast food was equally as effective as sports supplements (such as energy bars) for post-workout recovery in a study with 11 trained male athletes.
- Fat adapted diet
- Lore of Running, Timothy Noakes
- Marathon Training Academy
- When treated unfairly, six-year-old children punished the perpetrator more harshly if they were an 'outsider' to the child's social group, displaying an 'in-group bias'. By age eight, children punished 'insiders' and 'outsiders' more similarly, demonstrating less of this bias.
- It is estimated that in the USA, 30.2% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who do not know they have the virus. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV.
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Rob has a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology at San Diego State University. He has previously worked in biotech research and and now applies this knowledge toward understanding complex natural systems. Rob likes citizen science, scientific outreach, teaching science to kids, teaching science to adults and puzzling over puzzles that can be solved with statistics.
Chris is obsessed with the scientific method and cut his teeth in the technology world, building early versions of countless online platforms including walkyourcity.org and teachable.com as a software engineer. He spends far too much time reading studies on Google Scholar and PubMed only to later question their validity.
Jaime K Devine has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University. Her research focuses on how human behavior interacts with biological functioning, particularly between sleep and the endocrine system. When she is not doing science, Jaime enjoys wrestling, wife carrying and acting in horror movies.
Josh is a social psychologist with current research investigating emotion, intuition, religion, close relationships, culture, evolution, and outgroup stereotyping. In the future, Josh hopes to develop simple integrative models that can help reconcile the sprawling cornucopia of contemporary psychology. For the time being, however, he enjoys a predoctorate lab manager post at University of Maryland.
Davi da Silva
Davi is a PhD student in medical engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He did his undergraduate work in mathematics and chemistry at the University of Chicago while nurturing a secret interest in biology and medicine. Outside of lab and studying, Davi enjoys ballet, bread, beer, and being less serious than he looks in his photo.