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Can mole rats solve autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia?

Mole rats look like walking steamed spring rolls (with tails). But, beneath their translucent skin, they have a 35 million year old superpower: they are super carbon dioxide breathers (trust us, they're joining the Avengers). And it's not like they simply tolerate CO2-the way you might suffer through the exhaust pouring from a tailpipe. They need it. And, they need a lot of it.

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