naked mole rat

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fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa

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Seluanov and Gorbunova made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature with their discovery that high molecular weight hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) in naked mole rats protects them from cancer.
While they may not appreciate the crack about beauty contests, naked mole rats have carved out a reputation for healthy living.
The naked mole rat's unique form of hyaluronan - part of the connective material between cells, or extracellular matrix - is absent from cell cultures from other mammals, including humans, mice and guinea pigs.
Unlocking the mystery of the naked mole rat's DNA will help scientists understand why cancers develop and spread and help them better understand the aging process and the complications that come with growing old.
LIVERPOOL scientists believe an unlikely member of the animal kingdom - the naked mole rat - could hold the key in the battle against cancer.
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Naked mole rats live in underground colonies similar to those of social insects, with one breeding queen and numerous "workers".
Among naked mole rats, a eusocial lifestyle probably developed, in part, because most colony members are closely related.
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.
Title: "Naked Mole Rat HAS2 and Hyaluronan Are Not Tumor Suppressive in Human Tumor Xenografts" Poster Session: P4-04-25, December 12, 2014, 7:00AM - 7:00PM CDT Location: Exhibit Hall A-B Summary: Published third-party literature suggests that naked mole rat hyaluronan synthase 2 (nmrHAS2) produces extraordinarily high molecular weight HA, which has tumor suppressive effects.
Vera Gorbunova, PhD (Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York) reported on the investigations she and her husband (Andrei Seluanov, PhD) have made into why naked mole rats live so long and don't get cancer.
Researchers were able to discover a chemical that made naked mole rats resistant to cancer.