Eleven Months of Drug Monkey

December 17, 2007

The meme, if such it is, comes from AinE&S and StrangerFruit.

The rule: post the first sentence of the first post for each month.

  1. Biomedical research scientists in the US (and worldwide) are bright, highly educated and creative folks. [link]
  2. Discussion of the abysmal “funding line” among researchers is common these days. [link]
  3. The disgruntled postdoc/grad student is a familiar figure in biomedical science. [link]
  4. In a nutshell this is why scientists have a visceral rage about the tight NIH funding picture. [link]
  5. Dr. Free-Ride has been grappling with the question of scientific ethics which as been a fantastic series of reads. [link]
  6. Drug and Alcohol Dependence has an article in preprint from Falck and colleagues entitled Perceived need for substance abuse treatment among illicit stimulant drug users in rural areas of Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky. [link]
  7. MarkH over at the denialism blog justifiably dissects a mainstream media article sensationalizing a study on the effects of marijuana smoking on lung function. [link]
  8. YoungFemaleScientist took umbrage at a recent post from YHN in which there was some discussion of the usual postdoc / grad student meme about exploitation within the system. [link]
  9. The Chronicle has a piece which boils down to “I’m a 36 yr old academic, I want to be a dean and the institutions all want someone “with more experience”, read, “older”“. [link]
  10. Can’t let BM have all the SfN fun, now can we? [link]
  11. As most readers are likely aware, there are currently a number of clinical trials running with the explicit goal of obtaining governmental approval of use 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, aka “Ecstasy”) for medical purposes. [link]
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  2. [...] 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 [...]

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