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Join us at the Lion & Snake as we find out about what happens when we lower the drink-drive limit, and about the mysterious world of viruses. With interactive demos, you could even win some Pint of Science goodies!
One for the road: what happens when we lower the drink-drive limit?
In December 2014, the drink-drive limits in both Scotland and New Zealand were lowered to try to reduce road deaths. This talk explains how alcohol and drugs can affect driving and where drink-drive limits come from. It will explore what effect the new limits have had on road deaths, and how frequently alcohol and/or drugs were found in these cases before and after the limit change in both countries.
What are viruses, how do they cause disease and why don’t antibiotics work on them? This talk will discuss the basics of virology and will include a brief discussion on how viruses could end up helping us fight cancer, and may even be the answer to treating antibiotic resistant bacteria.