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Web Date: May 9, 2016

Breaking methamphetamine's grip

Methamphetamine vaccine blocks the drug's high in mice
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: vaccines, methamphetamine, addiction, immunology

To help overcome the destructive brain chemistry of drug addiction, scientists are developing vaccines that block drugs from generating a high or even reverse an overdose. Researchers have now created a vaccine that cultivates a potent immune response against methamphetamine. Rodents given the vaccine didn’t become as hyperactive after a dose of methamphetamine as those that weren’t immunized against the stimulant (J. Med. Chem. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00084).

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