Could naked mole rats hold key to curing cancer and dementia?

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Sumary of Could naked mole rats hold key to curing cancer and dementia?:

  • Researchers at the University of Bradford say the animals have a unique DNA repair mechanism that enables them to prevent cancers and other degenerative conditions, including dementia..
  • These mutations lead to the generation of sub-optimal proteins, resulting in inadequate cellular homeostasis and senescence*..
  • The build-up of senescent cells negatively affects the local cellular micro-environment and drives ageing associated disease, including neurodegeneration….

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