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Study pinpoints why naked mole rats feel no pain

(Cell Press) The African naked mole rat is an odd, homely creature with the closest thing to real-life super powers on earth. These small rodents can live for 32 years, they are cancer-resistant, and they are impervious to some types of pain. Now, new research has pinpointed the evolutionary change that made the naked mole rat so uniquely pain-free, according to a study published on Oct.
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