As of now, drunk mice are the only ones benefiting from this -- those fuckers have all the fun -- but MIT scientists claim that an impending super pill consisting of two alcohol-busting enzymes will make you sober in seconds. This will definitely reduce drinking and driving related deaths, if it ever comes to market. However, if I've just picked up some hot chick at the bar, I'd rather not pop the sober pill, take a cab home and last longer in bed than become sober, drive my own car and nut in two minutes. Unless, of course, this super pill really is super and allows your dick to stay drunk while your brain is sober. Wow. That would make this the invention of our lifetime.
Per the Daily Mail:
Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice.
The treatment, which has been compared to having 'millions of liver cells inside your stomach,' could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.
Yunfeng Lu, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UCLA, and Cheng Ji, a professor of biochemical and molecular biology at the University of Southern California injected the intoxicated mice with nanocapsules containing two enzymes.
The findings showed the party mice that received the injection sobered up much quicker compared to those that didn't get the enzyme treatment.
The breakthrough is still in its early stages and is not ready to be tested on humans.
At what point, after this becomes deemed safe for human testing and consumption, do cops begin carrying dart guns and dart tips laced with these enzymes to control drunk people? It would be like turning zombies back into humans. It would also be fantastic to watch.
[Drunk man puking image via ShutterStock]