Reanimated, Cyborg Jellyfish Made From Rats

Aside from being an awesome album title, the above is also the most accurate descriptor of what follows. Scientists at Havard have succeeded in making an abomination when they took rat heart muscle cells, coated a mould with them, allowed them to grow and then shocked them into life. Creating something they then called a Medusoid (which is appropriately terrifying in my opinion). The thing itself was based around the design of a jellyfish which the scientists hoped to mimic.

The aim of this however is a medical one and it’s intended that by playing around with the shapes of heart muscles we’ll get a better understanding into how the heart functions and how drugs effect it.

Artificial cilia seen here have been produced that can beat in sync. In nature cilia are used to propel organisms or in multicellular animals they can be found beating mucus into the mouth for you to swallow. Disgusting yet cool.

Artificial cilia seen here have been produced that can beat in sync. In nature cilia are used to propel organisms or in multicellular animals they can be found beating mucus into the mouth for you to swallow. Disgusting yet cool.