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Swimming 'Jellyfish' Built out of Rat Cells & Silicone

Swimming 'Jellyfish' Built out of Rat Cells & Silicone

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior WriterDate: 22 July 2012 Time: 01:00 PM ET

A bioengineered jellyfish mimic swims in ocean-like saltwater. Researchers reported the creation of these mimic July 22, 2012 in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

The odd jellyfish mimic, dubbed a "Medusoid" by its creators, is more than a curiosity. It's a natural biological pump, just like the human heart. That makes it a good model to use to study cardiac physiology, said study researcher Kevin Kit Parker, a bioengineer at Harvard University.

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I saw this earlier. That's

I saw this earlier. That's some really bizarre stuff. Kind of makes you wonder what else they've created that we don't know about.

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