Sunday, May 15, 2005

Immunizing Against Camels

The Times Online:
SCIENTISTS will today unveil results from the first large-scale human trial into a vaccine for nicotine which could see people immunised against addictions to smoking within the next five years.[...]
The article goes on to explain that the mechanism employed is to incite the creation of antibodies that are receptive to nicotine, forming a combined molecule that is too large to cross the blood/brain barrier.

What an elegant idea. Stay tuned. There are about to be some announcements.