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Franken-jelly: Check the Pulse of New Artificial Jellyfish in this Video

Posted On July 24, 2012 by

Researchers have created an artificial jellyfish that propels itself through the water by pulsing, thanks to heart cells from rats.

This research may lead to break-through treatments for damaged human hearts, reminding us yet again that the ocean is one incredible laboratory for life-saving medical innovation.

Found on Wired Science and the BBC.

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