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July 23, 2013: These Moles Are Cancer Free

As their name suggests, naked mole rats are strange creatures. And it goes beyond just the fact that they're . . . well . . . naked mole rats. They have an incredible tolerance for pain, their body temperature mimics that of their environment in a way similar to reptiles, they live in hive societies like ants or bees, and as far as anyone can tell they're completely immune to cancer.

It's only very recently that scientists have discovered the why of that last talking point. Its a discovery that's already leading to hopes of creating cancer prevention techniques for humans. Check out the full story on Live Science.

-- Ben Williams


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