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Researchers believe they have found the secret behind the longevity of the naked mole rat: the creatures' cells make nearly perfect proteins.
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.
Cells in the human body are constantly being exposed to stress from environmental chemicals or errors in routine cellular processes.
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.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.