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Mutant Worm Created That Can't Get Drunk

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

A mutant worm that can never get drunk has been created by scientists.

They changed a neuron channel to block the effects of alcohol - and believe the discovery could be used to develop a drug to stop humans getting drunk.

Such a drug would be useful for alcoholics, as it would counteract the addictive intoxication feeling caused by alcohol.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

The drug could also be used to win beerfest! Think of the possibilities people.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

I've known some women who had this mutation.  It's impressive to witness... but not to finance.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:22 PM

27 years ago I wagered my brother that worms would always be able to become intoxicated.

Who would have thought that a day such as this would ever arrive?

The horror.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE-
It is believed that this research
could one day lead to the
development of a James Bond style
sobriety pill, making it possible for a
human to drink any quantity of
alcohol without ever becoming
drunk.
.
ok.
so who do i have to kill...?
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE-
Such a drug would be useful for
alcoholics, as it would counteract
the addictive intoxication feeling
caused by alcohol.
.
you want to get an alcoholic to take a pill that will make him stay sober?
good luck with that....
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(i suppose you could always slip it into his beer on the sly- an anti-mickey*)
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(*or would that be more of an uncle....)
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

I misread the title of this thread... I thought it said "Mutant woman created that cant get drunk"... :unsure2: :innocent: :whistle:


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

has any of these scientists asked for the worm's view on this....?!
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

neither can normal worms ? how can a worm even attempt to get drunk anyway? ive been alive 34years and never seen a drunk worm in my life?  ive never once seen in worm wriggle into my local and say 'can I have have a pint please'?


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

I see their grant money went to good use.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

My worm can wiggle and is highly motivated to procreate when its drunk.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

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They changed a neuron channel to block the effects of alcohol - and believe the discovery could be used to develop a drug to stop humans getting drunk.

Imagine the DWI defense attorneys having a field day with that one.



View PostCuriousRey, on 16 July 2014 - 09:23 PM, said:

The drug could also be used to win beerfest! Think of the possibilities people.
Once you master Das Boot you'll have it made. :-)

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

View Postalfonso, on 18 July 2014 - 03:42 PM, said:

neither can normal worms ? how can a worm even attempt to get drunk anyway? ive been alive 34years and never seen a drunk worm in my life?  ive never once seen in worm wriggle into my local and say 'can I have have a pint please'?

Worms love tequila.

http://www.bing.com/...?q=tequila worm

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

View Postbubblykiss, on 18 July 2014 - 04:45 PM, said:

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yaaayyy worms!!
see! do worms want to be cured of their alcohol dependancy??
i bet if you asked one, they'd say 'no, they enjoy getting drunk, why do you think we GET drunk? for the taste?!
VEGETABLE RIGHTS & PEACE MAN!
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(oh, and spare a thought for all those worms that want to get p***ed because they've outwitted the birds, the fishermen, and the callous gardener, just for some buzz-kill scientist to come along and ruin it for 'em....)
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

In fairness, said worm was legless to start with...

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