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Good news to prevent ARMD(Age related macular degeneration) which has been linked to smoking

Scientists Testing Vaccines To Help Smokers QuitResearchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and eight other institutions have just started a major study of a vaccine, called NicVax, that seeks to block the pleasurable sensations of satisfying a nicotine addiction.
The vaccine would stimulate production of antibodies that would latch onto nicotine molecules and prevent them from reaching the brain.
The effort to find a nicotine vaccine is part of an emerging wave of research into vaccines against addictive substances. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are also investigating vaccines that would generate antibodies against cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
Even if the trial of the nicotine vaccine proves successful, it would take at least two years before the product reaches the market, researchers said.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.