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Could This Crazy Creature Help Us Cure Cancer?

Offbeat  (tags: naked mole rat, weird animals, cancer cure )

- 1913 days ago -
There are a few contenders for the title of "weirdest critter in the world". There is, for example, the three-toed sloth of Central America, which plays host to an entire ecosystem,including cyanobacteria, insects and other creatures that live in its


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Connie O (44)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:32 pm
interesting...I have seen a few colonies (not sure what you call a bunch of them) in zoos and animal parks. They are interesting to watch.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:32 am

Wow! He is an odd little guy, pain receptors turned off an maybe holds the key to cancer.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:52 pm
God i hope not--otherwise this poor cuties will be labs 4 the rest of their lives. thanks

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:00 pm
Fascinating rodents, look at those teeth!

Giana P (398)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:32 am
Very interesting, we cause "cancer" in nature and nature has a cure for us for cancer... but we are a part of nature, though you wouldn't know it...

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:16 am
Just leave them alone. People have no right to abuse and use animals to fight our diseases. Look how many innocent rats and mice and Chimps have and are suffering for us, we are truly an arrogant bunch to think they are here just for us, they are here are we are just to be, so please leave them alone and let them be.

Alice Mullen (22)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:17 am
I hope not. We don't want yet another critter condemned to endless lab tests and cruelty.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:23 am
If it's true lets do it right this time.

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:37 am
Another creature to be cruelly exploited...

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:40 am
Why not use one of the numerous natural/herbal CURES for cancer that already exist but the Cancer Industry do their best to suppress because they can't make billions of dollars in profits from them like they can with pharmaceutical drugs and conventional treatments i.e. chemo and radiation....
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