Scientists have discovered that mole cells help increase reproduction in humans, as well as treat cancer.
A study titled “Postnatal oogenesis leads to an extraordinarily large ovarian reserve in naked mole rats” is published on Nature.com.
A group of scientists led by Miguel Brieno-Enriquez of the University of Pittsburgh said mole cells help treat cancer and increase reproduction in humans.
It has been found that mole cells are able to make people more productive, as well as being immune to the cancer known for the past few years.
The study revealed that moles are born fertile, mainly because of a cell called an “oocyte,” which is an immature form of egg cells.
“CELLS CAN BE DIVIDED AND CONTROLLED”
“To maintain the function of the ovaries, we can see how certain genes that are involved in maintaining the quality of the eggs and the environment in which they live are activated,” the scientists said, putting forward the hypothesis that mole cells can be taken and divided, analyzed and “controlled.”
“The most important thing about this is that we have observed that many of these genes are also found in humans, but are disabled or not as active as in these animals. This does not mean that tomorrow there will be a magic pill that will make humans fertile for life, but this is progress,” the statement said.
IMMUNITY TO CANCER DISCOVERED IN 2020
In 2020, a team from the University of Cambridge discovered that moles are immune to cancer because they can stop cells from multiplying.
It was noted that studies are still ongoing to find out how this could be used for treatment in humans.
“The results came as a surprise to us and completely changed our understanding of cancer resistance in naked mole rats. If we can understand what is special about these animals’ immune systems and how they protect them from cancer, we can develop interventions to prevent disease in humans,” said Dr. Walid Khaled of the study.