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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Upon further investigation, the team found that a tumor-suppressor gene, called alternative reading frame (ARF), which is normally suppressed in mouse and human iPSCs, remained active in the mole rat iPSCs.
Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don't: How Animals Could Hold the Key to Unlocking Cancer Immunity in Humans, by James S.
1994b) assumed that chromosomal speciation and adaptive radiation of mole rats in Asia Minor and the Middle East are correlated to increased ecological stress, and that this correlation can be generalized in all members of the extant blind mole rat taxa.
Their names may sound similar, but voles and mole rats are very different.
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.
SMILING A naked mole rat, which has given up the secret of its incredible cancer immunity
One of the most fascinating of animals, though, is the naked mole rat, which keeps itself out of the heat by living a strange underground existence.
For example, the letter N is represented by "A naked mole rat nags a nag", and the colorful illustration shows a sharp-toothed naked mole rat perched on the back of an aggravated older horse
LDP WHO would have thought that the naked mole rat, a spectacularly inconspicuous creature with a predisposition to buck teeth, could hold the key to a major health research breakthrough?
And the news that scientists at the University of Liverpool are involved in groundbreaking work on rats that are resistant to cancer - the naked mole rat - merely serves to underline this important fact.
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