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Understanding the cancer resistance of the naked mole rat

Understanding the cancer resistance of the naked mole rat

The naked mole rat lives for up to 30 years. Similar sized rodents have a maximum lifespan of 3 years.

Title: Understanding the cancer resistance of the naked mole rat

Description: We are aiming to determine the fundamental mechanisms by which the long lived naked mole rat evades cancer. In particular we are looking at the idea of a cancer resistant extracellular matrix.

Academic staff: Dr Daniel Frankel (Newcastle University), Kenneth Rankin (Newcastle University). Dr Ewan St John Smith (Cambridge University)

Researchers: Dr Bharat Bhushan

Contact: daniel.frankel@newcastle.ac.uk

Sponsors: EPSRC, CRUK

Start Date: October 2017

End Date: June 2021