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 originally did this meme, after seeing similar posted by Janet Stemwedel and John Lynch. Last year's edition is here.
- Jan: A recent post from PalMD notes that discontinuation from clinical treatment with modern anti-depressant drugs such as the Selective* Serotonin Reuptake-Inhibitors (SSRIs; Prozac/fluoxetine and the like) can result in unpleasant effects. [link]
- Feb: Associate Professor Carl L. Hart, Ph.D. (PubMed; Department Website; ResearchCrossroads Profile) of the Psychology and Psychiatry Departments of Columbia University conducts research on several drugs of abuse with concentrations on cannabis and methamphetamine. [link]
- Mar: Many of you Readers were very generous during October's DrugMonkey Blog Reader Challenge as a part of the other ScienceBlogs' participation in the DonorsChoose.org Bloggers Challenge. [link]
- Apr: I've been following the doings of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) off and on. [link]
- May: Our good blog friend Dr. Isis of On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess has recently launched a "Letters to Our Daughters" project to solicit advice from women researchers to those who are following. [link]
- Jun: In case you have not read it by now, the Nicholas D. Kristoff Op/Ed in the NYT about the aftermath of civil unrest in Liberia is the trigger. [link]
- Jul: It was spectacularly bad timing. [link]
- Aug: PhysioProf linked to this post from The Witty Mulatto who normally blogs at The Madness is the Method. [link]
- Sep: A comment on PhysioProf's recent post about a retracted paper raises an interesting issue. [link]
- Oct: My readers will recall that I have long expressed difficulty crediting assertions that assistant professors are poorer reviewers of grant proposals. [link]
- Nov: I'd seen some sort of press release on this before but for some reason there is a new NIH brag note out today. [link]
- Dec: Just how critical is a supportive "Environment" to the successful conduct of a research project supported by the NIH? [link]
If you join in, and you should even if you have been blogging less than a year, drop a link in the comments.