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Mutant Worm Could Help Fight Alcoholism

The key to beating alcoholism may lie in mutant worms, new research suggests.   By inserting a “modified human alcohol target” into the worms, scientists at the University of Texas in Austin made the worms immune to the intoxicating effects of alcohol.   An alcohol target is a neuronal molecule that binds alcohol.   "This is the first example of altering a human alcohol target to prevent intoxication in an animal," said corresponding author, Jon...

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