mole rat

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Synonyms for mole rat

African rodent resembling a mole in habits and appearance

furry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance

burrowing scaly-tailed rat of India and Ceylon

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8 Naked mole rat hyaluronan is 5 times larger than the hyaluronan in humans or mice.
While they may not appreciate the crack about beauty contests, naked mole rats have carved out a reputation for healthy living.
Known as "high molecular weight hyaluronan", or HMW-HA, it surrounds mole rat cells and in the laboratory clogged up vacuum pumps and tubing.
Removing HMW-HA from naked mole rat tissue cultures made the tissue susceptible to tumor growth.
Little bigger than an ordinary mouse - which normally lives for around four years - the naked mole rat buries itself away in its desert burrows for up to an astonishing three decades, with scientists reckoning it can produce cells bearing anti-tumour capabilities.
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It's the mole rat lifestyle that first attracted the attention of scientists.
Because he didn't put fur on that funny naked mole rat.
In addition to the cargo pants-wearing Kim, her sidekicks Wade, Ron Stoppable and his pet naked mole rat, Rufus, will turn up in a broad range of forms.
Another highly fossorial rodent, the blind mole rat (Spalax), has an outer layer of radial enamel even thicker than that of Thomomys (Flynn et al.
Her husband has the second largest naked mole rat colony in the world.
Washington, August 1 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered the secret behind the naked mole rat staying cancer free.