Gene Targeting Discovery Opens Door For Vaccines And Drugs

In a genetic leap that could help fast track vaccine and drug development to prevent or tame serious global diseases, DMS researchers have discovered how to destroy a key DNA pathway in a wily and widespread human parasite. The feat surmounts a major hurdle for targeting genes in Toxoplasma gondii, an infection model whose close relatives are responsible for diseases that include malaria and severe diarrhea.

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Infections Specialist Library

The Infections Specialist Library (ISL) provides convenient and comprehensive access to the highest quality evidence on the investigation, prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases from a clinical perspective. This is intended to keep health professionals up to date with the burgeoning amount of infectious disease evidence that is emerging daily.

What does the library provide?

Resources in the library include:

  • Reviews and Systematic reviews (e.g. Cochrane Library, CKS, DARE)
  • National guidelines (e.g. NICE, DH, SIGN)
  • International guidelines (if no suitable UK guidelines exist, e.g. WHO, CDC)
  • Examples of best practice (e.g. HPA)
  • Standard Operating Protocols (e.g. HPA)
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