New gel breaks down alcohol in the body

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a protein-based gel that breaks down alcohol in the gastrointestinal tract, reducing blood alcohol levels by up to 50% and protecting the body from damage. The gel uses individual iron atoms to convert alcohol into harmless acetic acid before it enters the bloodstream, potentially helping people reduce harmful and intoxicating effects of alcohol consumption. [summary] [comments]

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