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+ - Naked Mole Rats - Live Longer and More Cancer Resistant than Similar Rodents->

Submitted by Punko
Punko (784684) writes "Researcher Andrei Seluanov at the University of Rochester appear to have discovered the secret of the naked mole rat's incredible live span and cancer resistance. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team's findings indicated that the mole rat's ribosomes are more efficient/accurate than those found in other rodent relatives. Errors in replication are fewer, resulting in less cellular damage and hence, apparent slower aging and fewer cancers."
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