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Thursday
Sep292011

Scientist Developing "Stay Sober" Pill

GETTY(LONDON) -- There could soon be a pill that lets you drink as much as you want, while limiting the effects of alcohol on the brain

It seems to work on mice, but what of men? American and Australian scientists writing in the British Journal of Pharmacology say that in tests, mice given the drug don't even look the slightest bit tipsy, when they should be falling over from the amount of alcohol consumed.

Their research is focused on the cells that make up 90 percent of the brain. It turns out they play a crucial role in the immune system. Turn the system off -- they say -- and you can't get drunk.

Animals administered the drug found it much easier to balance than those whose immune cells were allowed to work normally.

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