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Happy Belated Mole Day!

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Sketch by Peter Gulsvig, renowned Zartist

While I believe this bit of news has been well circulated this week, I wanted to give it the Zooillogix bump. Plus, I can only assume Zooillogix readers look to our blog for the latest breaking news… thus it would be a great disservice to all 25 of them to leave this unreported. University of Rochester biologists think they’ve figured out why the beloved naked mole rat continues to live their entire 30 year moley lifespans without ever having a tumor. That’s right. No researcher has ever discovered evidence of cancer in these beauts.
The biologists claim that the naked mole rats express a certain gene that prevents cells from reproducing when the cells become crowded, thereby stopping would-be tumors in their tracks. I say we need only to triple these genes, making the mole rats cancer free for 90 years, then replace our own genes with that of the naked mole rats. Duh.
It seems that other small, but long lived rodents, like some species squirrels and some marmots, have little to no evidence of cancer, too. But researchers such as Vera Gorbunova from U. of Rochester still aren’t sure exactly what kinds of anti-cancer going-ons are present in each one of the species.

The images below are for mature audiences only.

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Perhaps now they should look into pale, wrinkly, bald skin and blindness immunity genes.

Comments

  1. #1 llewelly
    November 4, 2009

    I hope you’re not planning on asking for a credit card number before allowing the uncensored images to be seen.

  2. #2 Russell
    November 4, 2009

    Ha! I clicked on your link hoping to read something about cocoa and chili combined. But never put mole sauce on moles.

  3. #3 Captain Skellett
    November 5, 2009

    I say we need only to triple these genes, making the mole rats cancer free for 90 years, then replace our own genes with that of the naked mole rats. Duh.

    I’m in.

  4. #4 Ann Littlewood
    November 5, 2009

    Loved the post.

    Reader #26

  5. #5 Sheri Williamson
    November 5, 2009

    DANG! I missed Belated Mole Day again??

  6. #6 Rob
    November 10, 2009

    You know that in the 1920′s a doctor called ‘Gerson’ discovered the so called ‘Cure’ for cancer. That is, any and ALL variations.

    Would you all like to know what it is?

  7. #7 Rob
    November 10, 2009

    CAUTION!

    The following information may be Shocking and/or Unbelievable for some people, but it’s a fact.

    It’s a VEGAN diet.

    It also cures diabetes and other (without pharmacutical drugs,) seemingly incurable conditions.

  8. #8 NJ
    November 10, 2009

    It also cures diabetes and other (without pharmacutical drugs,) seemingly incurable conditions.

    But clearly not moronism…

  9. #9 ym
    November 10, 2009

    and probably not mormonism either

  10. #10 Peter Gulsvig
    March 4, 2011

    Is a Zartist some kind of artist?

    Peter Gulsvig

  11. #11 çay kazanı
    March 23, 2011

    guzel paylasim. Tekrar gelecegim dostum. İyi calismalar

  12. #12 Thaddeus Wardle
    July 2, 2012

    You are all pitiful, what happened to individuals talking face to face. All your facebook close friends that you hardly ever meet.. I hope facebook shuts down forever!! Yep I SAID FOREVER!!