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 is an interdisciplinary neuroscientist whose research focuses on how behavior and biology, specifically sleep and health, interact. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Brandeis University and a Certificate in Sleep Medicine from Harvard Medical School. She is also a dedicated science communicator, runner, working mother and nerd.
Joshua Conrad Jackson is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studies how culture changes over time, and the impact of cultural change on human cognition and behavior. Outside of research, he enjoys traveling and long-distance running.