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The peculiarities of the naked mole-rat – what can we learn from them?

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Join Dr Ewan St John Smith where he will take you into the world of the unusual physiology of the naked mole-rat, an animal that is cold-blooded, lives for 30+ years, is resistant to cancer and is also eusocial! By identifying molecules and circuits that underlie aspects of their “odd” physiology, results from such work will lead to a greater understanding of how “normal” physiology works in other mammals including humans.

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This talk is part of the Cambridge Café Scientifique series.

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