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Mice, At Least, Can Sober Up Quickly

Is it really true that there is no quick way to sober up after indulging in alcohol?

Mice that received a shot of FGF21 ó a hormone made by the liver ó woke up from a drunken stupor roughly twice as fast as those that didnít, researchers report in the March 7 Cell Metabolism.

The find could one day be used to help treat alcohol poisoning, a sometimes-deadly side effect of heavy drinking that lands millions of people in the emergency room every year, says molecular endocrinologist David Mangelsdorf.

(Via ScienceNews.)

Science fiction fans may recall alcodote from H. Beam Piper's 1962 story Space Viking.

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