The rules for this blog meme are quite simple.
-Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year.
I did this meme last year, after seeing similar posted by Janet Stemwedel and John Lynch.
- Jan: The OpenAccess Nozdrul are celebrating the Open Access language in a recent Congressional appropriations bill (which Bush has signed into law) requiring NIH funded researchers to place their manuscripts into the PubMed Central (PMC) repository for all to see. [link]
- Feb:Another one for the triumph of idiotic, unsupported public policy "positions" over the science and on-the-ground clinical experience. [link]
- Mar: I'm following up on some blogging resulting from a recent post of mine on the effect Len Bias' death (apparently) had on population level perception of the riskiness of trying cocaine. [link]
- Apr: The Director of the National Institutes of Health, Elias Zerhouni, has scheduled a press conference for later in the day and he is anticipated to announce broad ranging changes in the NIH. [link]
- May: The Centers for Disease Control reported a higher number of measles cases in the US for first quarter 2008 in a recent report [h/t: occasional commenter ddt]. [link]
- Jun: Looking for a more meaty and even tempered discussion of the interaction of science with religion? [link]
- Jul: A paper by Griffiths and colleagues has just appeared in the OnlineFirst archive of the Journal of Psychopharmacology. [link]
- Aug: You are looking for just a little bit of help in triaging your effort for the next grant round. [link]
- Sep: You like eating, yeah? And if you are reading this blog, I assume you like teh flamewars. [link]
- Oct: Introducing the DrugMonkey Reader Challenge at DonorsChoose.org. [link]
- Nov: Lab Lemming asked one of those questions that one thinks is a complete no-brainer. [link]
- Dec: One of the...conceits? tropes? myths? facts? benefits? poorly realized aspirations? of the scientist has been perplexing me today whilst skirmishing elsewhere. [link]
If you join in, and you should even if you have been blogging less than a year, drop a link in the comments.