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Money for Drugz video: UW malaria scientists

You might think that working in medical research, however important the task, involves a lot of long, laborious and even tedious work bent over a microscope and petri dishes.

Apparently not, at least for UW scientist Greg Crowther. Here’s Crowther’s rapping grant application seeking more funding to support the malaria research done in the UW laboratory run by Dr. Wes Van Voorhis. (I’m told this video was actually funded by the National Science Foundation, as part of an effort to popularize science).

This isn’t Crowther’s first stab at communicating science through music videos. Here’s one I especially like that he did about the structure of muscle fibers with help from his colleagues at Science Groove.


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.