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The resilient rodents switch to fructose metabolism in order to survive for up to 18 minutes in anaerobic conditions.

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Naked Mole Rats Evolved to Feel Less Pain

By | October 11, 2016

A molecular adaptation lowers the rodent’s sensitivity to heat, scientists show.

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Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats

By | February 8, 2016

Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.

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Genome Digest

By | June 11, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Molecule Wards Off Mole-Rat Cancer

By | June 20, 2013

A sugar protects the subterranean rodents from out-of-control cell division.

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Surviving Acidity

By | September 25, 2012

A new study reveals clues to the naked mole-rat’s ability to thrive in underground environments with high levels of carbon dioxide.

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