Tag: ‘antibodies’

Advance in Vaccine Cocaine Addiction

A vaccine to treat cocaine dependency help addicts managed to halve the use of drugs.

Researchers at the School of Medicine, Yale University, U.S., tested an experimental vaccine with 55 cocaine addicts during a clinical trial that lasted 24 weeks. The study results were published in Archives of General Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry). They found that 38% of participants failed to reach adequate levels of antibodies to help experiencing a feeling of euphoria they produce the drug.

The vaccine works by “wrapping” to cocaine so that it has no effects on the brain, heart or other organ, “” this is the first successful controlled trial of a vaccine against cocaine, “the scientists say.

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Immunity Against the H1N1

H1N1 virusOne of the mysteries to be solved since the emergence of new H1N1 virus was whether those who had already suffered a flu throughout their lives were immunized against this pathogen.

After much debate, a team of researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (USA) has found the answer. Their research indicates H1N1 has similarities with some of the influenza viruses that have circulated over the past 20 years, so that those who have spent any flu are partly protected.

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