Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

The article appears Online on July 7, 2016.

(Left) The tissue-engineered robotic ray, made of gold, silicone and live muscle cells. (Right) The titanium molds that scientists used to create the rays. Karaghen Hudson and Michael Rosnach

The coin-sized synthetic stingray (left) next to a skate that nature made, Luecoraja erinacea. Karaghen Hudson/Science