Drunks rats and “cuddle hormone”: How Oxytocin removes effects of alcohol (VIDEO).

Given “Cuddling Hormone,” Drunk Rats Suddenly Act Sober (Video)

Given “Cuddling Hormone,” Drunk Rats Suddenly Act Sober (Video)

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March 6 2015 8:41 AM

Give a Drunk Rat the “Cuddle Hormone”

And get a sober-acting rat.

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Researchers at the University of Sydney injected large amounts of the oxytocin hormone right into rats’ brains, and it seemed to counteract the effects of alcohol completely.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.