Artificial jellyfish created from heart cells
Scientists in the US have shown off a free swimming artificial jellyfish.
Video footage shows how the replica closely mimics the swimming behaviour of a real jellyfish.
The team members built the replica using silicone as a base on which to grow heart muscle cells from rats.
They used an electric current to shock the artificial animal into swimming with synchronised contractions.
23 Jul 2012
- From the section Europe