What do humans and naked mole rats have in common? "Humans and naked mole rats live between four and five times as long as they should," based on the size of our bodies, said Doctor Rochelle Buffenstein, professor at the University of Texas who ...
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The Amazing Naked Mole Rats - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats. What do humans and naked mole rats have in common? "Humans and naked mole rats live between four and five times as long as they should," based on the size of our bodies, said Doctor Rochelle Buffenstein, professor at the University of Texas who is conducting a study on the mole rats who are native to the African countries of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Scientists are looking to naked mole rats as a possible answer to living a longer healthier life. Most mice die from cancerous tumors, but the mole rats do not develop tumors and live to be up to 35 years old. Finding out what protects the mole rats from cancer may help researchers implement genetic modification for humans in the future. Naked mole rats are actuall

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