Monday, May 16, 2005

Vaccines for Nicotine and Cocaine

From DNC:

Researchers have found a way to provoke the body's immune system into blocking the effects of nicotine, and early tests suggest that the same approach might also be useful in combating cocaine addiction, as well as treating certain other medical conditions.

A vaccine to immunize people against smoking could be available within five years. Swiss scientists are understood to have carried out a successful trial of the new treatment on 300 heavy smokers. The volunteers have been receiving injections for six months to help them kick their habit...

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