Naked Mole Rat

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A virtually hairless and partially poikilothermic rodent—whimsically known as a sabre-toothed sausage—which is native to the horn of Africa. Naked mole rats are the most interactive of all vertebrates, and have a social structure similar to bees and other eusocial organisms
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Both the hyaluronan discovery and the protein synthesis fidelity discovery caused the prestigious journal Science to name the naked mole rat "Vertebrate of the Year" for 2013.
LIVERPOOL scientists believe an unlikely member of the animal kingdom - the naked mole rat - could hold the key in the battle against cancer.
2) Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells, which can quickly lead to a crowding of cells--something that the biology of naked mole rats prevents.
They then showed that when HMW-HA was removed, the cells became susceptible to tumors, confirming that the chemical did play a role in making naked mole rats cancer-proof.
Naked mole rats have never been observed to develop cancer, despite living for up to 30 years, and researchers from the (http://www.
In 2009 I published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in which I demonstrated that naked mole rats avoid cancer through contact inhibition.
Washington, November 6 ( ANI ): Biologists at the University of Rochester have discovered the mechanism that helps blind mole rats fight off cancer and it differs from what they discovered three years ago in another long-lived and cancer-resistant mole rat species, the naked mole rat.
When life gives naked mole rats lemons, the wrinkled, bucktoothed rodents probably don't care.
London, September 5 ( ANI ): Naked mole rats could hold the secret to humans one day living for 200 years, scientists believe.
These mole rats and a better-known species called naked mole rats survive in land that goes months without rain.
Buffenstein and Edrey monitored NRG-1 levels in a population of naked mole rats ranging in age from one day to 26 years.
As in coalitions of creatures such as ants and naked mole rats, Crespi adds, bacterial colonies often feature a division of labor in which some members rarely or never reproduce but nonetheless provide other critical services to the community.