Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Naked mole rats and the secret to longevity

Date:
April 28, 2014

Source:
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Summary:
With lifespans of up to 31 years, naked mole rats live decades longer than would be expected based on their size. By comparison, mice live at most four years. A new study links their remarkable lifespans to high levels of a quality-control protein, offering new insights on age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.


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