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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Boozy News 

Alcohol (ethanol) is one of the few addictive substances, Diazepam being the other that springs to my mind, the withdrawal from which can be lethal. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are called Delirium Tremens, which is also a tasty Belgian beer.

In the most recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of Rockefeller University scientists announce that they have identified a protein key to alcohol withdrawal symptoms, which could lead to new treatments making it easier to get clean. Cool.

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