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Naked Mole Rat Longevity Perfect Proteins
2013-10-01 08:41:31

Researchers believe they have found the secret behind the longevity of the naked mole rat: the creatures' cells make nearly perfect proteins.

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.

2011-06-16 21:29:36

Cells in the human body are constantly being exposed to stress from environmental chemicals or errors in routine cellular processes.

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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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.