Research to feature on Channel 4

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Academics from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences will be revealing their cutting-edge ‘legal highs’ research in the next series of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies.

Dr Mark Baron, Leonie Elie and Mathieu Elie devised a testing method for quick and conclusive analysis of the chemicals used to manufacture ‘legal highs’.

Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Dawn Harper visited the University’s science labs and spoke to Dr Baron to learn more about what chemicals could make up some of the many substances that can be obtained legally and claim to provide similar effects to illegal drugs.

A broadcast date has yet to be confirmed.