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What do cancer, dementia, infections, diabetes and cardiovascular and lung diseases all have in common? They are all major widespread diseases. Health research is helping to develop new methods of treatment and prevention.
New insights into the molecular processes of life are broadening our understanding of health and disease. The aim of individualized medicine is to make such knowledge useful for individually tailored prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
We all want to lead healthy, active and self-determined lives when we enter old age. Prevention and nutrition research tests useful ways in which every individual can actively prevent illnesses and thus remain healthy.
Health services research focuses on everyday medical care in order to optimize the treatment of patients. It also identifies over- or under-provision of care as well as incorrect care so that only the best possible methods of treatment are used.
Research knows no borders: The Federal Research Ministry works closely together with European and international funding organizations to provide the best possible support for German scientists and to encourage international exchange.