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

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to how these rodents have adapted to toxic carbon dioxide buildup in their dens. As CO2 levels rise to levels that would be toxic for other mammals, the air in their dens becomes highly acidic. The naked...

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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 It was the scientist equivalent of love at first sight. "They had huge teeth, they ran backwards as much as forwards, and they chatted among themselves constantly," Thomas Park said of the first time he saw a mole-rat during a post-doctoral year in Munich. After starting his own lab in Chicago, he took his students...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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