The Idaho State Journal reported on an Idaho State University professor whose attempts to find a cure for alcoholism have led to his spending the last decade making liquor freely available to mice. Just as in humans, some mice voluntarily abstain, some indulge occasionally, and some seriously hit the sauce, consuming as much as "several fifths of liquor" every day, in people terms. Professor Fred Risinger chalks up the different behaviors to genetics. But one wonders: What do a bunch of drunk mice do all day? Do they have access to a karaoke machine? Do they drunk dial their ex-spouses and promise to change their ways? One thimble-size martini, extra dry, coming right up.
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|Publication:||Family Practice News|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Sep 15, 2007|
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