A New Vaccine Can Protect the Brain from Effects of Heroin and Opioids
At the present moment, a team of researchers from the US is developing a new vaccine that one day could make the brain immune to the influence of such drugs as heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Two weeks ago, the scientists presented their findings at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington DC.
Chemist Kim D. Janda from the Scripps Research Institute in California says: “There is an urgent need to discover effective medications to treat substance use disorders. Increasingly, drug users are turning to opioids and powerful synthetic versions of these drugs that can sometimes be as much as 100 times more potent than heroin. Moreover, many patients [are] receiving treatment relapse.”
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