Understanding science

Learn more about how to improve your understanding of science, including interpreting research, and the science (and pseudoscience) behind it.

Oldies-But-Goodies, May 2024 Edition

A collection of past newsletters on topics including continuous glucose monitors, fish oil, nutritional epidemiology, fostering meaningful friendships, and traffic safety

When it comes to health, appearances can be deceiving: a lesson from egg boxing

A listener finds an educational use for one of my favorite sports

Research Worth Sharing, March 2024 Edition

Organ-specific aging, a blood-based test for brain tumors, avoiding bananas in smoothies, stair-climbing tests for frailty, and omega-3 intake and CVD

Research Worth Sharing, December 2023 Edition

MDMA for PTSD, the HALL aging database, peanut immunotherapy, blood pressure cuff sizes and accuracy, and the effects of swearing on strength

Understanding the Relationship Between Body Composition and Mortality Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

For predicting health outcomes, more information means more accuracy

#270 ‒ Journal club with Andrew Huberman: metformin as a geroprotective drug, the power of belief, and how to read scientific papers

This paper basically addresses how our beliefs about the drugs we take impacts how they affect us at a real level, not just at a subjective level, but at a biological level.” —Andrew Huberman

#269 – Good vs. bad science: how to read and understand scientific studies

I think epidemiology has a place, but I think the pendulum has swung a little too far, and it has been asserted as being more valuable than I think it probably is.” —Peter Attia

#266 – AMA #50: Genetics: how they impact disease risk, what you can do about it, testing, and more

With how much uncertainty there is in genetic testing, I just think everybody needs to be thoughtful about it before they do it.” —Peter Attia

How failures in study selection can sink a meta-analysis

Mixing apples and oranges and winding up with garbage

#249 ‒ How the brain works, Andrew’s fascinating backstory, improving scientific literacy, and more | Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.

I want to communicate the beauty and utility of biology. I want to do that by being a teacher and a storyteller.” —Andrew Huberman

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