Latest NicVAX Stories

2005-12-01 14:26:45

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Research with a new nicotine vaccine shows that the vaccine is safe and well tolerated, with higher doses producing a greater rate of abstinence. "We were pleased to see that because that indicates this vaccine does indeed have a significant impact on smoking behavior," Dr. Dorothy K. Hatsukami of the Tobacco Use Research Center in Minneapolis told Reuters Health. The finding of increased abstinence, she added, was "surprising." The next...

2005-11-28 17:31:03

A University of Minnesota study indicates that the nicotine vaccine NicVax, which is now being tested in humans, appears safe, well-tolerated, and a potentially effective method for helping smokers kick the habit. Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D., director of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center's Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC), is the lead author on this study. The 38-week study included 68 active smokers who were randomly assigned to receive one of three different doses...

2005-05-16 07:31:04

Swiss company reports some smokers developed antibodies, smoked less HealthDay News -- Swiss researchers have reported initial positive results with an experimental nicotine vaccine that might help smokers quit. The trial did not find a statistically significant difference in quit rates between the vaccine group and a group of smokers taking a placebo, but it did report higher quit rates in a subgroup of smokers who had developed a high level of antibodies in response to the vaccine. "It's a...

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