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Blind Mole-rats Resistant To Chemically Induced Cancers
2013-09-03 15:41:38

Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) live underground in low-oxygen environments, are long-lived and resistant to cancer.

Naked Mole Rats Have A Secret Cancer Fighting Goo
2013-06-20 04:37:59

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.

Naked Mole Rat Studied For Its Pain Resistance And Long, Healthy Life
2012-09-24 11:29:17

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.

Could The Naked Mole Rat Hold The Secret Of Longevity?
2012-07-03 11:20:45

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.

Ion Channel Makes African Naked Mole-Rat Insensitive To Acid-Induced Pain
2011-12-21 04:54:27

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.

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2011-12-05 21:13:26

New research shows that mole rat sperm has become simple and degenerate, probably due to 'orthogenic' evolution.

Naked Mole Rat Genome Sequenced
2011-10-12 13:23:47

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.

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2010-03-31 06:46:20

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.

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2009-11-29 08:30:00

A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa has begun charming scientists around the world.

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2009-10-26 15:14:27

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 kind—and now biologists at the University of Rochester think they know why.


Latest Naked mole rat Reference Libraries

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2006-12-13 16:03:09

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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