• The 2009 meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will have an unusually creative side-act: scientists hitting the floor to dance. The aim is to express their research symbolically and the dance program is intended to "shatter a few stereotypes about stuffy, lab-bound researchers."

    Four research groups, winners of the "Dance Your Ph.D" contest, worked with a professional choreographer to develop their published research into the hottest new dance that will debut at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2009.

    Check out this video featuring Sue Lynn Lau of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia in her dance interpretation of "The role of vitamin D in beta cell function."

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