Medical research

Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer cells multiplying, according to new research.

Medical research

Five animals that could help us beat human diseases

As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans continue to increase thanks to better diets, advances in medicine and improved public health. But our quest ...

Medical research

Scientists reveal the secret of naked mole rat longevity

A group of Russian and German biologists and mathematicians led by profs. Victor Sadovnichii and Vladimir Skulachev (Moscow State University) and prof. Thomas Hildebrandt (Leibniz Institute, Berlin) have published a study ...

Medical research

Ageing isn't fixed—we can manipulate it to live longer

When I was younger, about ten years old, I realised that everyone ages and dies. And I thought well why should that be? Can't we do something about it? I then thought I'd do it. I'll study ageing and figure it out, and I'll ...

Cardiology

Hope for healthy hearts revealed in naked mole rat studies

Cardiovascular disease is the greatest killer of humans the world over, presenting huge financial and quality-of-life issues. It is well known that the heart becomes less efficient with age in all mammals studied to date, ...

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