Jellyfish Made From Rat Cells Swims Like the Real Thing

Jul 26, 2012 by

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Now Frankenstein can have a pet jellyfish. A team of scientists has taken the heart cells of a rat, arranged them on a piece of rubbery silicon, added a jolt of electricity, and created a “Franken-jelly.” Just like a real jellyfish, the artificial jelly swims around by pumping water in and out of its bell-shaped body. Researchers hope the advance can someday help engineers design better artificial hearts and other muscular organs.

Jellyfish Made From Rat Cells Swims Like the Real Thing

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