Sunday, January 06, 2008

But What About Us Drunks?

Read this on AP News:

Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers in Houston are working on a cocaine vaccine they hope will become the first-ever medication to treat people hooked on the drug. "For people who have a desire to stop using, the vaccine should be very useful," said Dr. Tom Kosten, a psychiatry professor who is being assisted in the research by his wife, Therese, a psychologist and neuroscientist. "At some point, most users will give in to temptation and relapse, but those for whom the vaccine is effective won't get high and will lose interest."

The vaccine, currently in clinical trials, stimulates the immune system to attack the real thing when it's taken.

(Read the rest of the article here)

Dang, for real? See this is the kind of shit that first attracted me to the sciences. But then I read closely and realized how long these mofos were working on this shyt and decided, I made the right choice in becoming a writer.

*smooches...still not willing to try cocaine*
that is pretty cool, though, you have to admit... science is da bomb!