Rufus doesn’t feel acid

Via PLoS Biology, an article on the unique insesitivity to certain forms of pain, most notably that caused by acids, in the naked mole rat, Heterocephalus glaber:
Selective Inflammatory Pain Insensitivity in the African Naked Mole-Rat (Heterocephalus glaber)
Park TJ, Lu Y, Jüttner R, Smith ESJ, Hu J, et al.
PLoS Biology Vol. 6, No. 1, e13 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060013

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