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(BBC)   How ugly is the naked mole rat? So ugly, cancer is afraid to touch it   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 17
    More: Interesting, tissue engineering, Cancer Research UK, cancers, quoted-printable  
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2013-06-19 07:13:12 PM  
Dude, put some clothes on.
 
2013-06-19 07:24:51 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-19 07:36:22 PM  
 
2013-06-19 07:39:58 PM  
Done in 2
 
2013-06-19 07:47:54 PM  
I kill mole rats all the time outside my hometown of Megaton. Never seen a naked one though.
 
2013-06-19 08:34:18 PM  
I thought my submission, "We may all end up looking like naked mole rats", which came from the NewScientist coverage was funnier.

it may also be possible to modify human skin, brain, eyes and blood vessels, Hine says. "As hyaluronan production decreases in these tissues with age, it would be interesting if we could slow ageing by engineering these organs to produce HMM-HA."
Chris Faulkes, at Queen Mary, University of London, says the animals are well adapted to living in tight spaces. "They can virtually turn somersaults in their skin," he says. It's possible that one day some of the cool features of the animals could be engineered into humans, he says. "But we may all end up looking like naked mole rats."


My submission got 5 comments before turning red. Can a TFer tell me if any were worthwhile?
 
2013-06-19 08:35:44 PM  
came for Rufus leaving happy.
 
2013-06-19 08:39:20 PM  

maxpower007: I kill mole rats all the time outside my hometown of Megaton. Never seen a naked one though.


Came for the Fallout 3 reference, and was pleasantly surprised by:

Current Resident: Oddly relevant...


My life is richer for having seen that. Kudos!
 
2013-06-19 09:09:35 PM  
themavesite.com
 
2013-06-19 09:18:11 PM  
But they're no match for Moira Brown

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2013-06-19 10:27:37 PM  

Creoena: But they're no match for Moira Brown

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Oh ... a Repellant stick!
 
2013-06-19 10:35:44 PM  

rev. dave: Creoena: But they're no match for Moira Brown

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Oh ... a Repellant stick!


Cancer stick.
 
2013-06-19 10:50:47 PM  

HairBolus: I thought my submission, "We may all end up looking like naked mole rats", which came from the NewScientist coverage was funnier.


No it's not. But then, to be perfectly fair, neither are funny.

And personally, subby, I thought they were kinda cute. I happen to like buck teeth. Growing up in the countryside they tended to indicate loose morals in the females.
 
2013-06-20 12:07:04 AM  

Tyrosine: Current Resident: Oddly relevant...

My life is richer for having seen that. Kudos!


The entire "True Facts" series is hilarious.  Although I think my favorite is still the one about ducks (possibly NSFW).
 
2013-06-20 01:42:21 AM  
Well, they're pretty ugly... And mutated.
 
2013-06-20 05:47:11 AM  
They once thought sharks didn't get cancer.  Until they found one with with cancer.  I think we need to hold off on the whole, "we found something immune" scenario.
 
2013-06-20 08:14:57 AM  
So ugly that substance p abandoned them.

And you know what that means.
 
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