December 17, 2011   31 notes
(Picture from http://www.bizarrebytes.com/strange-and-bizarre-creatures/)

As mammals go, naked mole rats are one of the strangest. They are exceptionally long-lived and never get cancer, making them very useful for medical research. Now the secret behind another naked mole rat trait – feeling no pain from acid – could help tackle the pain of arthritis.

(Picture from http://www.bizarrebytes.com/strange-and-bizarre-creatures/)

As mammals go, naked mole rats are one of the strangest. They are exceptionally long-lived and never get cancer, making them very useful for medical research. Now the secret behind another naked mole rat trait – feeling no pain from acid – could help tackle the pain of arthritis.

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