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Creating Synthetic Alcohol

We have a funny relationship with alcohol. Many of us enjoy how it can make us more outgoing or ready to laugh but for others, it can be a source of significant, long-term problems. So could a synthetic alcohol - which provides the relaxing and...

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11.26 10 Apr 2022


Creating Synthetic Alcohol



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11.26 10 Apr 2022


We have a funny relationship with alcohol.

Many of us enjoy how it can make us more outgoing or ready to laugh but for others, it can be a source of significant, long-term problems.

So could a synthetic alcohol - which provides the relaxing and socially lubricating qualities of alcohol without the hangovers - be a solution?

Professor David Nutt, Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, and the man behind Alcarelle, joined Jonathan to discuss.

Dr. Shane Bergin & Dr. Lara Dungan also joined Jonathan to run through the week's science news in Newsround.

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