Early in 2014, with funding from the Life Extension Foundation[R], the couple were able to report novel husbanding innovations that facilitated the survival of naked mole rat
According to the magazine, one paper explained how a ribosome in naked mole rats
"excels at producing error-free proteins," while the other focused on "a supersized version of a complex sugar that...builds up in the spaces between cells and may keep the cells from clumping together and forming tumors."
The naked mole rat
is the only mammal known that lives like a social insect, in colonies dominated by an oversized "queen" which mates with one or two males.
A statue saluting the contribution of the naked mole rat
to pioneering research may not go amiss in Liverpool in the future, should this particular avenue of investigation bear as much fruit as some obviously believe it may.
The two scientists found that naked mole rat
cells stop growing when the cells start to crowd each other.
A team of researchers from the University of Rochester in New York and the University of Haifa found the naked mole rat
's unique mechanism - a super sugar called high-molecular-mass Hyaluronan (HMM-HA).
Led by Andrei Seluanov and Vera Gorbunova, researchers discovered naked mole rat
tissue contains a high concentration of high molecular weight hyaluronan (HMW-HA) and their study was (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12234.html) published in the journal Nature .
LIVERPOOL scientists believe an unlikely member of the animal kingdom - the naked mole rat
- could hold the key in the battle against cancer.
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.
"It was a naked mole rat
toy," said Kristina, as if it was the most ordinary thing in the world.
CREATURE FEATURES BRING LATEST Our queen naked mole rat
, who weighed in at 54g, has been called Malkia, which means 'queen' in Swahili and the other female, 39g, has been named Nzuri, meaning 'beautiful'.
The biologists' focus on HMW-HA began after they noticed that a gooey substance in the naked mole rat
culture was clogging the vacuum pumps and tubing.
Naked mole rat
THIS sabre-toothed sausage is helping scientists in the fight against arthritis, pain, ageing and cancer.
"It's as if, in the naked mole rat
, acid is acting like a local anesthetic," Lewin says.
Three years ago, Seluanov and Gorbunova determined the anti-cancer mechanism in the naked mole rat