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2009-03-05 08:08:16

If someone ever calls you a "dirty rat," consider it a compliment. A new discovery published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that cellular mechanisms used by the blind mole rat to survive the very low oxygen environment of its subterranean niche are the same as those that tumors use to thrive deep in our tissues.

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2012-04-02 13:07:19

The Giant Golden Mole, (Chrysospalax trevelyani) is a species of golden mole found in the forests of Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. It was first collected by Herbert Trevelyanile on a hunting trip near Pirie Forest near King William’s town in British Caffraria. It is currently listed as endangered. The adult is 10 inches long and is dark chocolate brown above with whitish undercoat. The claws and margin of the lips are also whitish. It is blind and has no external ear lobes. It...

2006-12-13 15:30:42

Blind mole rats are one of many types of rodents that are referred to as mole rats. Blind mole rats are truly blind. Their very small eyes are completely covered by a layer of skin. Unlike many other fossorial rodents, blind mole rats do not have enlarged front limbs and do not appear to use their forearms as a primary digging tool. Digging is almost exclusively conducted using their powerful front teeth. The teeth separated from the rest of the mouth by a flap of skin. When a blind mole...

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