LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

Posted By Message

greenfreak
.

Member since 9/06

11483 total posts

Name:
greenfreak

Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

From Newsday - using Cholera proteins to create cocaine vaccine??

This sounds like something straight out of I Am Legend. Like there will be a resurgance of cholera because of this. Chat Icon

I honestly don't know how this works and although it sounds like a great thing for people trying to quit, I just freaked a little when I heard cholera.

Posted 1/2/08 12:19 PM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

MrsPJB2007
MBA at your service!

Member since 7/06

12020 total posts

Name:
MJ

Re: Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

wow--that's so crazy. and i get what you mean about it sounding like the plot of i am legend!!

Posted 1/2/08 12:25 PM
 

MrsMerlot
Unconditional Love

Member since 4/06

6005 total posts

Name:
Chrissy

Re: Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

I didn't read too much into detail, but read the first paragraph, and I'm "assuming" - based on nothing factual than what's in my brain - that it's similar to how heroine addicts are treated with methodone - no?

Posted 1/2/08 1:03 PM
 

bird382
.

Member since 7/07

1712 total posts

Name:

Re: Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

Interesting!

Just FYI, there's no way a person could get cholera from this vaccine. It doesn't contain any bacteria - just proteins. Proteins by themselves can't multiply and cause an infection.

Posted 1/2/08 1:13 PM
 

Kara
Now Zagat Rated!

Member since 3/07

13217 total posts

Name:
They call me "Tater Salad"

Re: Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

Posted by McLovin

I didn't read too much into detail, but read the first paragraph, and I'm "assuming" - based on nothing factual than what's in my brain - that it's similar to how heroine addicts are treated with methodone - no?



Nope, it's not. Here's how it works:

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

The immune system -- unable to recognize cocaine and other drug molecules because they are so small -- can't make antibodies to attack them.




To help the immune system distinguish the drug, Kosten attached inactivated cocaine to the outside of inactivated cholera proteins.

In response, the immune system not only makes antibodies to the combination, which is harmless, but also recognizes the potent naked drug when it's ingested. The antibodies bind to the cocaine and prevent it from reaching the brain, where it normally would generate the highs that are so addictive.




Methadone is actually a drug given to fight cravings... It acts on the opiad receptors and gives the same feeling / effect of being high off certain drugs.

Interesting concept, but not an answer to addiction in general. I think many drug addictions are easily transferable, so the addict needs treatment to stay away from all drugs, not just his drug of choice. However, I'm interested to see what comes of this. I understand cocaine is a terribly difficult addiction. Chat Icon

Message edited 1/2/2008 1:32:50 PM.

Posted 1/2/08 1:28 PM
 

Kara
Now Zagat Rated!

Member since 3/07

13217 total posts

Name:
They call me "Tater Salad"

Re: Ok this scares me. Cocaine vaccine.

Posted by bird382

Interesting!

Just FYI, there's no way a person could get cholera from this vaccine. It doesn't contain any bacteria - just proteins. Proteins by themselves can't multiply and cause an infection.



Excellent point!

Posted 1/2/08 1:28 PM
 
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 190191 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows