If you are so inclined to take a break from studying, this is a fun application of what we learned 3 exams ago…

Apparently naked mole rats are insensitive to acid…

…and the reason is that they have a mutation in Nav1.7, which if you recall, is responsible for the “gain” on pain, and amplification of that nociceptive signal. So naked mole rats are like those pain-insensitive Indians we read about, cool eh?

Link to io9

Good luck studying, ping me if you would like a screencast on a topic. If I have time, I’ll try to whip something together if there seems to be much confusion over a topic.

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