Alcohol-resistant worms may hold key for human sobriety
If drinking as much alcohol as you want without getting drunk sounds like a dream, listen up: Scientists have created earthworms capable of doing just that.
If researchers can successfully recreate this development in mice and, eventually, humans, they believe it would be possible to help treat those with alcohol addiction – and one scientist even suggested the research could be used to boost espionage efforts.
These alcohol-resistant worms were created after scientists implanted various kinds of altered human alcohol targets, which bind alcohol to the brain and cause intoxication, into the animals. Researchers tested numerous kinds of these molecules to pinpoint the exact one that would allow the animals to fight off drunkenness but still continue operating normally.

Alcohol-resistant worms may hold key for human sobriety

If drinking as much alcohol as you want without getting drunk sounds like a dream, listen up: Scientists have created earthworms capable of doing just that.

If researchers can successfully recreate this development in mice and, eventually, humans, they believe it would be possible to help treat those with alcohol addiction  and one scientist even suggested the research could be used to boost espionage efforts.

These alcohol-resistant worms were created after scientists implanted various kinds of altered human alcohol targets, which bind alcohol to the brain and cause intoxication, into the animals. Researchers tested numerous kinds of these molecules to pinpoint the exact one that would allow the animals to fight off drunkenness but still continue operating normally.

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    Why should there be a gene that lets people drink and fight off drunkenness, instead of prevention?
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    This is actually really dangerous. Perhaps it’s a good development for addicts but not casual drinkers or college...
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    Interesting research but… idk how I feel about this. Surely even without resulting in drunkenness, alcohol would still...
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