Mutant worm created that can’t get drunk

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Genetically engineered worms could ultimately lead to anti-drunk pills for humans.

A team of researchers recently made a genetic tweak to worms’ brains that made it impossible for them to get drunk. More specifically, the scientists modified the worms’ genes so that a molecular channel that binds alcohol to their brains would no longer work. And humans have a similar molecular channel.

 

 

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New spray gets you instantly drunk and only lasts a few seconds

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WA |HH Quantum Sensations

A team of researchers claim to have come up with a spray that can make you instantly drunk – but wears off after a few seconds. The team, led by David Edwards and designer Philippe Starck, says it has created WA |HH Quantum Sensations, a spray canister that puffs a whiff of alcohol that mimics the effects of a martini for just a moment, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.

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Teens drinking hand sanitizer is a new troubling trend

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Using hand sanitizer to get drunk is similar to earlier get-wasted fads of young people downing mouthwash or cough syrup.

Teenagers are trying to get drunk by guzzling hand sanitizer in a troubling new trend.  Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles reports that six area teens have landed in emergency rooms with alcohol after drinking the cheap liquid.

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Study: Being a Happy or Sad Drunk All Comes Down to Your Genetic Makeup

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Drinking can make you happy or sad depending on your makeup.

Scientists have discovered that some people physically get a buzz from alcohol while others find it makes them depressed. The discovery could explain why some drinkers become angry and upset if they get intoxicated while others become merry and silly.

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Driving Three Hours at Night as Bad as Driving Drunk

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Two hours of motorway driving in the dark can affect performance so severely it is the same as having a couple of drinks.

Just three hours behind the wheel at night can make motorists drive as badly as if they were drunk, according to scientists.  Driver tiredness after a few hours has the same effect as being over the drink-driving limit, a study has revealed.

 

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Study: Progress Made in Getting Drunk, Drugged Drivers Off the Road

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30 million Americans admit to driving drunk in the past year.

More than 30 million Americans admit to drunken driving in the previous 12 months and more than 10 million say they drove while on illicit drugs, according to a survey of driving habits between 2006 and 2009.

 

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Caffeine and Alcohol Taken Together Are a Deadly Mix

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Jager Bomb – Jagermeister and Red Bull

The growing popularity of mixed drinks like the “Jager Bomb” (Jagermeister and Red Bull) or “Vodka and Red Bull” can have implications on road safety, according to the study.   The field study of over 800 young drinkers by the University of Florida found that those who consumed caffeine-alcohol mixed drinks were often in a drunker state when they left the bar than those who consumed only alcohol-based drinks.

 

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Funeral Home Offers Drunk Drivers FREE Burial

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The owner of a north Georgia funeral home has quite a deal if you plan to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve. Sign an agreement, and you can qualify for a free burial.

It’s a freebie that no one has signed up to accept.

“In today’s society, you have to go to the extreme sometimes to get their attention,” says Barry Miller, owner of McGuire Jennings Miller Funeral Home in Rome.

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Synthetic Alcohol That Avoids Drunkenness and Hangovers In Development

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An alcohol substitute that mimics its pleasant buzz without leading to drunkenness and hangovers is being developed by scientists. The new substance could have the added bonus of being “switched off” instantaneously with a pill, to allow drinkers to drive home or return to work.

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Drinking Coffee Increases Drunkenness

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The combination of alcohol and caffeine produces a potentially lethal mix that just makes it harder to realise you are actually drunk in the first place.  And the study published in Behavioural Neuroscience suggests popular caffeinated energy drinks could also raise risks from intoxication rather than lessen them.

 

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