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Video: World's weirdest mammal holds secret to survival

The world's weirdest mammal survives oxygen starvation by behaving like a plant, scientists have discovered. They do it by burning fructose, a form of sugar, to generate energy without oxygen via a metabolic pathway normally seen in plants. Understanding the extraordinary trick performed by the naked mole rat could lead to new treatments for heart attacks and strokes.

They do it by burning fructose, a form of sugar, to generate energy without oxygen via a metabolic pathway normally seen in plants.

Understanding the extraordinary trick performed by the naked mole rat could lead to new treatments for heart attacks and strokes.

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