Scientists use enzymes to sober up inebriated mice

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Researchers in California have developed a way to quickly reduce the blood alcohol levels of drunken mice, potentially paving the way for a so-called “booze pill” that would instantaneously combat intoxication. The study, led by UCLA professor Yunfeng Lu and USC’s Cheng Ji, involves the combination of two enzymes, wrapped in a nanoscale shell. Drunken mice injected with this enzyme nanocapsule saw their alcohol levels drop significantly faster than those in the control group.

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