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Why Observing Naked Mole Rats is Never an Easy Task

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Observing naked mole rats in action is not easy: a single mole rat colony can spread over an area the size of 15 football fields - all of it underground.

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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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