Naked mole rats do not age. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Keeping young and beautiful

Researchers of Calico (USA) found that naked mole rats hardly age, and that their risk of dying after their reproductive phase is over does not increase as it does with other animals. In captivity they live five times longer than may be expected for mice of comparable size. This makes these animals excellent models to study the biology of longevity and ageing.

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Scientific publication: elifesciences