It would be great if we could just take a pill and get sober after a night of drinking. Well, it seems that this dream may become a reality very soon, as scientists are working on special nanocapsules that quickly reduce the levels of alcohol in the blood.
Scientists have developed nanocapsules that contain special enzymes which take part in the metabolism of alcohol in the body. These nanocapsules have been tested on intoxicated mice. As a result of the treatment with the enzyme complex, the content of alcohol in the blood of the animals was significantly reduced within a short period of time.
Professor Yunfeng Lu, who is part of the researching team, explains that these enzymes work as hundreds of thousands liver cells that help you digest the consumed alcohol. According to the scientists, this invention could have numerous medical applications. They also use this encapsulation technique to create other drugs, such as a hair loss product which is provided to the body through the skin.