Ugly old rat may hold cancer clue

Hyaluronic acid may be the key to how naked mole rats remain cancer-free, and to future cancer treatment options for humans.

Hyaluronic acid may be the key to a cancer-proof rodent's longevity. And it may lead to cancer treatment options for humans in the future, according to the University of Rochester scientists who conducted the research, focusing on naked mole rats, published this week in the journal Nature. The study was noted on

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