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Could this Swedish finding help cure alcoholism?

A team led by a professor at Linköping University has identified a key enzyme linked to alcoholism – a breakthrough that could pave the way for landmark new medical treatments, The Local reports.

The discovery that the enzyme PRDM2 is switched off in the frontal lobe nerve cells of people who become dependent on alcohol was made by Professor Markus Heilig’s Linköping team alongside researchers from Miami University.

This is the first time that scientists have managed to pinpoint the biological mechanisms underpinning impaired impulse control in alcoholics.

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