heterocephalus heterocephalus

Definition(s):

  • (n) sand rats

News

  • Blind mole-rats are resistant to chemically induced cancers

    Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) live underground in low-oxygen environments, are long-lived and resistant to cancer. A new study demonstrates just how cancer-resistant Spalax are, and suggests that the adaptations that help these rodents survive in low-oxygen environments also play a role in their longevity and cancer resistance.
    on September 3, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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