┬źScripps Institute┬╗ (The Scripps Research Institute) is engaged in research in the field of biomedical technology, and a group of scientists working in it under the leadership of Kim Janda (Kim Janda) deals with adeno-associated virus.It is believed that this weak virus can infect a person without causing him any disease, but only a weak initiating an immune response.Moreover, like most viruses, it embeds its genome into the infected cell.These characteristics have long been used in studies on genetic engineering.

Previously, Kim Janda and his colleagues have already experienced animal drug that is based on a protein that can block the flow of heroin into the brain.With the use of the adeno-associated virus, the
y tried to modify the cells in such a way that they become permanently produce antibodies in the blood that provide such blockage.As published on the website of the US journal Human Gene Therapy data they succeeded.

Earlier this year, a patent for the same vaccine, scientists have received from the "National Institute of Psychiatry.Ramon de Fuente "in the Mexican capital (Mexico City).They also conducted animal studies and have begun to test the vaccine in humans.In Mexico, it believes that the market for this drug is to appear in the next five years.

Previously, the creation of a similar vaccine reported to the Spanish explorers.In 2009, in the framework of the "National Plan on Drugs" in the country have begun clinical trials of a vaccine against cocaine addiction.The press reported the recruitment of 170 volunteers in 10 hospitals in Spain.Then it was not about the prevention of drug abuse and the use of vaccines to patients clinics are already addicted to drugs.