In most published literature mice are often used as model to extrapolate molecular research for cancer and ageing to human conditions. This extrapolation often fails due to variation in molecular and metabolic levels. For more details please check here.
Further, we also discussed recent strategies of using targets like mTOR and Telomerase for treating cancer and age related diseases.
Important question is mice (a rodent species) be used for getting useful information about problems of fighting cancer or longevity?
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A simple molecule called hyaluronic acid (HA) produced by this animal is responsible for preventing development of cancer. However, scientists believed that there may be more to this idea. They think that other mechanisms along HA induced effects may play role in preventing developing cancer in mole rats.
Hence, unfolding of the biomechanics of this organism may help us to find newer ways of cancer therapy and attaining longer life.
Some sources says "If a human was to have same lifespan as a naked mole rat, relative to its size, they would live for up to 600 years"............................click here.