TED: Why some animals of the same order live much longer than others?

Dr. Vera Gorbunova explains why naked mole rats live much longer than related species.

Vera Gorbunova concentrates in particular her researches on the naked mole rat, an underground rodent of East Africa who can live up to 10 times longer that a mouse of the same size, that was elected “vertebrate of the year” in 2013 by Sciences magazine. In this talk, Vera explains us why such an animal lives much longer than others of related species.