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Heroin Vaccine is Ready for Human Testing

Heroin is an addictive drug known to create a euphoric and pleasurable feeling in humans. Since tolerance to the drug becomes high with consumption, the addict starts using more and more heroin to counter that tolerance. The drug ruins human lives, and is illegally traded on a global scale.

Statistics show that around 20 million people are addicted to heroin and related drugs (opiates) around the globe. This also results in them suffering from other diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C due to the sharing of needles. Putting an end to this addiction is a must for those struggling and a heroin vaccine might be the answer.

Meth Vaccines

The meth vaccine being developed by The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to counter the effects of meth abuse is in early stages of research at the moment. Initial tests show promising signs on rats and other animals.

About two years ago, Kim Janda, a professor of TSRI and his colleagues developed 6 potential meth vaccines. Each vaccine had a chemical cognate of the meth molecule which was linked to a larger antibody-provoking molecule.

Trials were first conducted on mice and later, on rats. Three mice were able to give a powerful antibody reaction. After testing on rats, the experts noticed that vaccine MH6 performed exceptionally well. MH6 was able to prevent two typical effects caused by meth, namely increased physical activity and losing the normal ability for regulating body temperature.

Encouraged by this observation, the MH6 vaccine was studied further in more depth and tested with a varied experimental set up to see if the vaccine produced the same results. Amazingly enough, it did!

The experimentation also paved way from a valuable discovery. The vaccine was able to keep the drug out of the nervous system of the rats and stay only in the blood stream. This was the main cause for aiding the body to give a strong antibody response.

Prevention

Prevention is always the answer when it comes to drugs. This always comes in handy, especially when there are increased chances for drug abuse. The best part is, drug addiction is actually preventable if proper steps are taken and care is taken to keep track of your drug use. Friends and family of potential addicts can always help in making sure that they dont make drugs a regular habit.

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction can be recognized through a number of symptoms, which include:


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