The Naked Mole Rat

Science View

28m 00s
Broadcast on January 13, 2021 Available until January 10, 2024

What if you had to live underground with little oxygen and you could never change your job, but you would live to 90 years old without getting sick? Would you accept it? That's how the subject of this episode live. Naked mole rats, native to East Africa, have unique abilities that help them live underground and stave off diseases like cancer. What can these fellow mammals teach us?

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