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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The Naked Mole Rat

Caption: The naked mole rat, a long-lived rodent, is being studied for the secrets its biology can reveal about healthy aging. Investigators at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found a factor in the rodent's cells that protects and alters function of the proteasome, a garbage disposer for damaged and obsolete proteins.

Credit: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

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