How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows.
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings

Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows.

Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows.

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Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Long Periods Without Oxygen
Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Long Periods Without Oxygen
Diana Kwon | Apr 25, 2017
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
Naked Mole Rats Evolved to Feel Less Pain
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 11, 2016
A molecular adaptation lowers the rodent’s sensitivity to heat, scientists show.
Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats
Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2016
Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Jun 11, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Molecule Wards Off Mole-Rat Cancer
Molecule Wards Off Mole-Rat Cancer
Kate Yandell | Jun 20, 2013
A sugar protects the subterranean rodents from out-of-control cell division.
Surviving Acidity
Jef Akst | Sep 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.