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3-MINUTE CLASSROOM: Cure for Cancer in Mole Rats?

November 30, 2012
blind mole rat

Blind mole rats and naked mole rats—both subterranean rodents with long life spans—are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Biology professors Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov have discovered the separate mechanisms that cause these two species to be cancer-free, and those discoveries could lead to new cancer therapies in humans.

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