Drugs, Cigarettes and Alcohol: Top Novel Vaccines for Addiction

We tend to think of vaccines against infectious diseases – and more recently, cancer – but there is a whole fascinating body of research devoted to alternative uses of vaccines, including addiction. Could we soon vaccinate against cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin…? [imagebrowser=15] Read more: 5 of the Most Terrible Epidemics That Won’t Happen Again (thanks to vaccines)  

Anti-Cocaine vaccine successfully tested in primates

A novel anti-cocaine vaccine has been successfully tested in primates, bringing researchers closer to launching clinical trials with the vaccine in humans. The research was lead by Dr Ronald Crystal at Weill Cornell Medical College, and was published online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The vaccine, dAd5GNE, works by preventing cocaine from reaching the central nervous system. It is based on …

Lifestyle Addiction and Allergy Vaccines–cocaine, smoking, alcohol and allergies

In Track B of the second session of Day Three at the World Vaccine Congress & Expo USA 2013, Prof Juan Asenjo, Director, Centre for Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chile introduced the session on lifestyle addiction and allergy vaccines. He introduced the first speaker, Dr Ronald Crystal, Chairman and professor of Genetic Medicine, Lead Researcher, Weill Cornell Medical …