Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mole Rat Anti-Aging

In addition to being very good-looking (see photo) and highly sanitary, the naked mole rat may tell us something about anti-aging. The mole rat lives much longer than other rodents, has a slow aging process and very low cancer rates. Researchers suggest in a new study that the mole rat stays young in part due to very resilient proteins.

(image credit: Rochelle Buffenstein, technologyreview.com)