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The Scientist Speaks - Exploring the Secrets to Longevity and Cancer Resistance in Mole-Rats
Vera Gorbunova discusses what naked and blind mole-rat cells reveal about aging and cancer resistance mechanisms. 
The Scientist Speaks - Exploring the Secrets to Longevity and Cancer Resistance in Mole-Rats
The Scientist Speaks - Exploring the Secrets to Longevity and Cancer Resistance in Mole-Rats

Vera Gorbunova discusses what naked and blind mole-rat cells reveal about aging and cancer resistance mechanisms. 

Vera Gorbunova discusses what naked and blind mole-rat cells reveal about aging and cancer resistance mechanisms. 

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mole rat, environmental DNA, eDNA, airborne DNA, Techniques, Ecology & Environment, biomonitoring, field monitoring, mammals, genetics & genomics
Environmental DNA Can Be Pulled from the Air
Amanda Heidt | Apr 7, 2021 | 4 min read
A proof-of-concept study uses eDNA in the air to detect mammals, expanding the technique beyond aquatic sampling.
mole-rat, naked mole-rat, animal behavior, social behavior, dialect, language, eusocial, evolution,
Naked Mole Rat Colonies Have Their Own Unique Dialects
Amanda Heidt | Feb 4, 2021 | 6 min read
Chirp dialects appear to be enforced by the colony’s queen, but scientists aren’t sure how. 
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2019 | 5 min read
Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows.
Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Long Periods Without Oxygen
Diana Kwon | Apr 25, 2017 | 2 min read
The resilient rodents switch to fructose metabolism in order to survive for up to 18 minutes in anaerobic conditions.
Naked Mole Rats Evolved to Feel Less Pain
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 11, 2016 | 2 min read
A molecular adaptation lowers the rodent’s sensitivity to heat, scientists show.
Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2016 | 1 min read
Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Jun 11, 2014 | 4 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Molecule Wards Off Mole-Rat Cancer
Kate Yandell | Jun 20, 2013 | 2 min read
A sugar protects the subterranean rodents from out-of-control cell division.
Surviving Acidity
Jef Akst | Sep 25, 2012 | 2 min read
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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