|rakshas||Date: Sunday, 20-July-2014, 6:33 PM | Message # 1|
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|Genetically engineered worms that can't get drunk could lead to a 'James Bond' sobriety pill |
Neuroscientists from the University of Texas have used genetic engineering to create worms incapable of getting drunk no matter how much alcohol they ingest.
The research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience this week, could be used to create drugs that treat the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and perhaps one day block intoxication altogether in humans.
The key to the work stems from the scientists' modification of a “human alcohol target” that was implanted into a species of roundworm known as Caenorhabditis elegans. Human alcohol targets (of which there many) are molecular channels that bind alcohol in the body, triggering the whole spectrum of drunken behaviour.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.independent.co.uk/news....39.html