Scientists create artificial jellyfish from rat heart cells

July 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments

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Jellyfish propel themselves with a pumping action, as anyone who has ever watched them float around an aquarium tank can attest. Parker was looking for a way to tackle questions about the heart that aren’t well understood when he saw some jellyfish in a display in 2007.

“I thought, ‘I can build this,'” he said.


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