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Naked Neurones

Naked Neurones

How does the naked mole-rat brain stay healthy during ageing?

Title: Naked neurones: how does the naked mole-rat brain stay healthy during ageing?

Description: The naked mole rat doesn’t develop neurodegenerative disease despite having a maximum life span of 30 years. We aim to find out why this is. 

Academic staff: Dr Ewan St John Smith (Cambridge University), Dr Daniel Frankel (Newcastle University), Dr Gabriel Balmus (Cambridge University)

Researchers: Matt Davies

Contact: daniel.frankel@newcastle.ac.uk

Sponsors: Dunhill Trust

Start Date: Jan 2021

End Date: Jan 2024