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Like Water for Cigarettes

In Preclinical Experiments, Gene Therapy Prevents Nicotine Kick

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have developed what they hope will turn into a novel anti-addiction strategy. In mice, they were able to prevent the effects of nicotine by treating the animals with an anti-nicotine antibody – administered via gene therapy.

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