In the world of animal models, naked mole rats are the supermodels. They rarely get cancer, are resistant to some types of pain, and can.
Just when it seemed the naked mole rat couldn't get any weirder, it turns out the buck-toothed, bare-skinned rodents don't even age.
Mouse-sized naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber), unlike other mammals, do not conform to Gompertzian laws of age-related mortality;.
Naked mole-rats are very exciting animals, not only because of their unique lifestyle, but especially as a model organism for aging research.
The wrinkly rodents are as likely to die at the age of 1 as they are at 25, according to a new study.