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Researchers have identified the chemical that makes the naked mole rat resistant to cancer, and their discovery could ultimately lead to new treatment options for malignant tumors in humans.
The humble, hairless, buck-toothed digging denizen we know as the naked mole-rat could lead researchers to new treatments for pain relief in humans.
The maked mole rat is well-known for its longer lifespan, living on average for 30 years. Now a collaborative of researchers in Israel and the United States is working to uncover the secret to the small mammal's long and very busy lifespan.
Researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have found out why the African naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), one of the world’s most unusual mammals, feels no pain when exposed to acid.
New research shows that mole rat sperm has become simple and degenerate, probably due to 'orthogenic' evolution.
A team of Korean, Chinese, and American researchers have sequenced the complete genome of the naked mole rat -- an achievement that could be a pivotal step to understanding the animal's extraordinarily long life and good health.
What University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Thomas Park and colleagues are learning from studying how these very strange animals adapt to the challenges of their environment.
A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa has begun charming scientists around the world.
Despite a 30-year lifespan that gives ample time for cells to grow cancerous, a small rodent species called a naked mole rat has never been found with tumors of any kindâ€”and now biologists at the University of Rochester think they know why.
Inside a small clear tube, a naked mole-rat decides to change direction. Contorting its wrinkled, hot dog-shaped body, the animal nearly somersaults over itself and pokes out its head on the other side. It shows off four big teeth, sniffs the air and turns around again.
The silvery mole rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus), also known as the silky mole rat or silvery blesmol, is a mole rat that appears in many areas of Africa including southern Kenya, central Malawi and Mozambique, parts of southeastern Zaire, and throughout Tanzania. The only subspecies listed under the genus Heliophobius, the silvery mole rat is an unsociable animal, and very aggressive. Little is known about its behaviors and ecology, but it prefers to inhabit savannah areas and woodlands...
The Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the Sand Puppy, or desert mole rat, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enable it to thrive in a harsh, underground environment. This includes a lack of pain sensation in its skin, and a nearly cold-blooded metabolism. Physical description Typical individuals are 3.15 to 3.94 inches(8 to 10 cm) long and weigh 1.06 to 1.23 ounces (30 to 35 g). Queens are larger...
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