Key points from article :
Long-lived for its size and rarely gets cancer.
Oxygen level of 5 per cent (compared to 20% in air) kills mice within 15 minutes but naked mole rats just carry on as normal.
When oxygen drops too low they release fructose into their bloodstream , and the sugar is taken up by heart and brain cells to keep critical systems running.
The study was published in the Science journal.
COMMENT: I wonder if this is related to the extreme longevity?