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Blind mole rats use junk DNA to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells

The Scientist - 30-Sep-2021

Retrotransposons activate immune response against precancerous cells - may have implications in humans

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Longest-lived bats unveiled secrets to longer and healthier lives

Medical Xpress - 26-Aug-2021

Novel genes increase DNA repair and limit damage to slow down ageing process

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Galapagos giant tortoises kill damaged cells to resist cancer and ageing

New Scientist - 20-Jul-2021

Large, long living animals offer insights on natural ways of cancer resistance

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Unique adaptations contribute to the longevity of American lobster

Medium - 04-Jul-2021

Insights on longevity, neural, and immune adaptations are revealed by a lobster

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Tiny worms in Siberian permafrost can reproduce even after 24,000 years

Guardian - 07-Jun-2021

Survival abilities of rotifers may help scientists develop better cryo-preservation techniques

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Tapeworm infestation flash-freezes ants, helping them stay young and live longer

The Atlantic - 19-May-2021

Infected ants lounge in the nest, living as long as their colonies' queen

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A snailfish modified its DNA for survival in the deep ocean

New Scientist - 13-May-2021

Yap hadal snailfish made extra genes to repair DNA & stay alive in high-pressure deep-sea waters

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Bigmouth buffalo fish can live up to 112 years with no signs of ageing

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 06-May-2021

Long-living fish gives key insights on evolution history to age slower and live longer

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Whales revealed clues in fight against ageing and cancer

CNN - 07-Mar-2021

Positive evolution, gene duplications are linked to longevity and anti-cancer traits of cetaceans

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Can short-term immune memory impact longevity?

Medical Xpress - 11-Feb-2021

Less inflammation due to shorter immune memory prolonged life of blind mole rats

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Genes of some species might hold the key to human longevity

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) - 19-Oct-2020

Studying organisms that live long will help identify crucial genes associated with ageing

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Copying naked mole-rat living conditions can extend lifespan

Haaretz - 06-Aug-2020

Demonstrated in mice, far from human trials, but a potential longevity intervention

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Naked mole-rat's immune system is resistant to cancer

Independent - 02-Jul-2020

Their extreme biology could be key to preventing cancer in humans

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Could sea urchins hold the secrets of senescence and longevity?

Fight Aging! - 02-Jun-2020

Possible as these highly regenerative echinoids show extremes of biological ageing

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Stability of splicing regulation, key to naked mole-rat longevity

Fight Aging! - 16-Mar-2020

Mechanism behind their exceptional lifespan and prolonged healthspan becoming clear

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Blind mole rats can prevent age-related chronic inflammation

Fight Aging! - 01-Nov-2019

They have a natural mechanism against cellular senescence and ageing

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A potential genetic shield against ionizing radiation: Dsup

Fight Aging! - 11-Oct-2019

Picking up genes and proteins from other species to make a superhuman

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Scientists explore the mystery of immortal Hydra

New Atlas - 05-Aug-2019

May be one day we will be able to grow our limbs back

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Scientists sequence wild bats’ genes for long lifespan and cancer resistance

Phys.org - 12-Jun-2019

Novel molecular targets for future ageing intervention studies

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We would live to 240 years based on the size of these bats

ScienceDaily - 10-Apr-2019

Vampire bats are extraordinarily long-lived for their size

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Genes for longevity in Galápagos tortoises

Newsweek - 12-Sep-2018

All these genes couldn't save them from human hunters

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Genes responsible for Galápagos Tortoise's longevity

Newsweek - 12-Sep-2018

All this to become the longest living beings on Earth and maybe more

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Naked Mole Rats Repair DNA Super Efficiently

Fight Aging! - 27-Jun-2018

These rats seem to be almost immune to cancer for unknown reasons

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Red coral can live for five hundred years

National Geographic - 31-Mar-2018

Coral living in deeper waters have longer lives.

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Calico proves that naked mole-rats do not age

eLife Sciences - 24-Jan-2018

Possible hints where they are focusing their research

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