24 Jul '12, 9am

Artificial Jellyfish Created From Heart Muscle Cells And Silicon Polymer

Artificial Jellyfish Created From Heart Muscle Cells And Silicon Polymer

“It occurred to me in 2007 that we might have failed to understand the fundamental laws of muscular pumps,” says Parker, Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. “I started looking at marine organisms that pump to survive. Then I saw a jellyfish at the New England Aquarium and I immediately noted both similarities and differences between how the jellyfish and the human heart pump.”

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