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Xenova, the British biotechnology firm, has carried out trials on an anti-coc aine vaccine which showed that 58 per cent of patients remained coc aine-free after three months.
Meanwhile, experts at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California, have developed a super-virus, harmless to humans, which produces proteins that can block or reduce the effects of coc aine.
Under the plans, doctors would immunise children at risk of becoming smokers or drug users with an injection.
Childhood immunisation would provide adults with protection from the euphoria that is experienced by users, making drugs such as heroin and coc aine pointless to take. Such vaccinations are being developed by pharmaceutical companies and are due to hit the market within two years.
Originally posted by muppet
It may well reduced the body's own pain killing mechanism.. which is obviously a bad thing.
Don’t UK have groups that opposes to this type of things?
Anyone who votes against Bush will be declared to have a mental health problem.
Originally posted by Corpus Callosum
I imagine this sort of thing will grow in popularity as gene therapy becomes available to reduce or alter the effects of narcotics. The process there is pretty straightforward - identify those who have negative and non-addictive responses to narcotics, identify the genes responsible and use a retrovirus as a delivery platform. Yes, it is a future concept, but one that will probably work and be safe and effective.
Originally by Muppet
What if a an anti-morhpine jab also countered the natural endorphin production and take upfor example? It may well reduced the body's own pain killing mechanism.. which is obviously a bad thing.
Remember the wisdom of the thalidomide fiasco of the 1950s (the 'wonder drug')? Hey, I got a great idea! Lets make that permanent feature of the human race by injecting our genes with unknown substances altering unknown processes in an unknown environment! .........Or alternatively, we could educate our children.