Disease Research

Every day, researchers around the world are conducting clinical trials and studies to better understand infectious, deficiency, hereditary and physiological diseases. The findings from this research ultimately help to form the foundation of scientific discoveries, life-changing breakthroughs and life-saving vaccines.

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Cardiovascular Diseases

Involves various pathologies of the heart and blood vessels, and is the leading cause of death globally. While many distinct forms exist, it can be broadly categorized into a half dozen major conditions.

Dermatological Diseases

Include conditions and disorders affecting the skin, hair and nails.

Environmental Diseases

Diseases that can be directly attributed to unhealthy environments and adverse environmental factors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Affects the digestive system and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There are two types: structural and functional.

Infectious Diseases

Disease states resulting from the body being invaded by a foreign agent — most typically a microorganism — that impairs the health of an infected individual.

Leukemia and Lymphoma

Hematologic malignancies (blood cancers) are diseases of immune system cells and are traditionally categorized according to where the cancer is first detected; in the blood (leukemias), lymph nodes (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas) or bone marrow (myelomas).


A branch of medicine involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The major disciplines within oncological medicine are distinguished primarily by method of treatment, and include: medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology.