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Secrets of the naked mole-rat

Photo Credit: Bob Owen, via flickr

Check out this new article written by Tyler Irving. It highlights the importance of working with naked mole-rats as a model species for studying hypoxia-tolerant brain mechanisms. Naked mole-rats have adapted to life in hypoxic underground tunnels where oxygen levels can drop to approximately 8 per cent. The Pamenter Lab is currently studying these remarkable little rodents.