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Medusoid: Artificial Jellyfish Made From Rat Heart Cells and Silicone

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Medusoid: Artificial Jellyfish Made From Rat Heart Cells and Silicone
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Caltech and Harvard Bioengineers Create Artificial Jellyfish that Swims

This video shows the launch and swimming of a tissue-engineered jellyfish, or "Medusoid," compared to real jellyfish, and the intermediate design steps. The construct is made from silicone rubber and powered by lab-grown heart tissue. Contraction of the Medusoid, at a frequency of 1-2Hz, can be triggered by external electrical field stimulation. The Medusoid was built in a proof-of-concept study at Caltech and Harvard for designing muscular pumps for biomedical application.

Video by Janna Nawroth
Produced by Caltech and Harvard University


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