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The Road to Curing Cancer is Leading Us to Naked Mole Rats

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in humans. Naked mole rats on the other hand almost never get cancer, and when they do, they almost always survive. But how?

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For years, researchers have overlooked the naked mole rat, an elusive rodent that lives underground. But now they believe they may help humans live longer, healthier lives. Follow scientists around the globe as they study these remarkable rodents in labs and in their natural habitat, tracking their mating habits, testing their blood, and decoding their genome in an ongoing quest to combat age-related illnesses and even aging itself.

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