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Jul 23 2012

An insult to jellyfish everywhere

This is supposed to be an artificially synthesized jellyfish. They layered some rat heart muscle cells on a sheet of elastic silicone polymer, and then applied a current to the medium, causing it to contract. And they call that a jellyfish! I ask you, does it have a syncytial nerve net to regulate muscle contractions? …

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