Our research is countering some previous ideas about what factors might slow down ageing. Further study could help us create targeted treatments in humans too.
When offspring become more “costly” to make, mothers make fewer of them. And these offspring start life with fewer energy reserves.
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It may look like a whiskered cocktail sausage, but the naked mole rat’s incredible biology may one day improve countless lives.
Yes, I am a bit chilly, why?
When you’re warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don’t worry – they’re doing better out there than you would.
Yeah, I’m cool.
Animals have evolved to occupy almost all corners of the Earth. To survive, no matter the weather outside, they all need temperature-sensitive bodily reactions to work. This is easy for warm-blooded animals…