Smokers will receive a vaccine against Tobacco
The new vaccine
Smokers can no longer enjoy, giving a bad habit, reports BBC. The point is this: in the body formed antibodies that do not give nicotine to enter the brain. Animal experiments have shown that the vaccine reduced the concentration of compound at 85%.
While development have not checked on the people. But the head of the research group, Professor Ronald Crystal, confident in its success. I must say, we have already created a vaccine against smoking. Typically, scientists have been trying to teach the body to produce antibodies to bind to the nicotine. Until recently, to get the right amount of antibody did not succeed.
Employees of Weill Cornell Medical College have solved this problem by turning to gene therapy. Thus, genetically modified virus, which contains the "instructions" for the production of antibodies to infect the liver. As a result, became the center of a body of antibodies.
Is it safe and effective for human remains to be proven. After all, in addition to physical dependence in smokers and have a strong psychological bind. If the efficiency of the vaccine will be confirmed, a question the ethics of such a vaccine in childhood.