University of Rochester Scientists Discover Gene That 'Cancer-proofs' Naked Mole Rat's Cells

Published: Oct 27, 2009

ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2009) — Despite a 30-year lifespan that gives ample time for cells to grow cancerous, a small rodent species called a naked mole rat has never been found with tumors of any kind -- and now biologists at the University of Rochester think they know why.

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