“Upstate Medical University is part of a research project developing a vaccine to prevent heroin users from getting addicted to and high on the illegal drug.
Researchers at Upstate and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland have received a $3.7 million grant to conduct clinical trials on an experimental heroin vaccine.
The vaccine was developed by researchers in Walter Reed’s Military HIV Research Program and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In preclinical studies, the vaccine produced antibodies that stopped heroin from entering the brains of mice and rats for up to three months.”
Source: Syracuse.c0m – January 9, 2019