Researchers at the University of Rochester have successfully transferred a longevity gene from naked mole rats to mice, resulting in improved health and an extended lifespan for the mice. Naked mole rats are known for their long lifespans and resistance to age-related diseases. The researchers introduced a gene responsible for enhanced cellular repair and protection from naked mole rats into mice, demonstrating the potential to uncover aging secrets and extend human lifespan. This transfer led to a 4.4 percent increase in median lifespan for the mice and improved protection against spontaneous tumors and skin cancer. The researchers aim to apply these findings to humans by slowing down the degradation of the gene or enhancing its synthesis, potentially benefiting human longevity and health.