Research Fields
Our Seven Different-Research Fields

The Behring Institute for Medical Research has 7 different research fields. Each of them are equally important to the whole institute as interdisciplinary settings to generate cutting-edge knowledge and technological breakthroughs in medical research and definitions of healthcare.

Public Health
The Behring Institute of Medical Research is researching ways of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.

Paramedicine is within the Behring Institute of Medical Research an unique research group into the intersection of health care, public health, and public safety

Occupational Therapy
Research into ways to create and maintain a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence.

Cognitive Research
Creating cutting-edge fundamental research in cognitive neuroscience (i.e. human cognition as viewed from the perspective of the brain) though the use of biological substrates, with a specific focus on the neural substrates of mental processes.

Immunology and Infection Medicine
Immunology and Infection is a broad branch of biomedical research that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. Including the dealing with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease.

Rehabilitation Therapy
At the Behring Institute for Medical Research the Research is focused on all aspects of rehabilitation, or rehab, and the healing treatment a patient receives after an illness or injury. The illness or injury could be cancer, a stroke or an automobile or skiing accident.

Evidence Based Medicine
The Evidence Based Research group aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making. It seeks to assess the strength of evidence of the risks and benefits of treatments (including lack of treatment) and diagnostic tests.
Schematic overview of the seven research fieldswit
Other current research

Studies of Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Disease The purpose of this study is to see how heavy and prolonged drug abuse affects protection from or risk of developing autoimmune diseases. We are studying heavy drug abusers that have been or are addicted for more then 10 years to "hard drugs".

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Colon Cancer in Non-alcoholic IBS

Colon Cancer The aim of this study is to understand why people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) that is not due to alcohol abuse, are still at increased risk for colon cancer. This condition is called non-alcoholic colon cancer and is researched by extensive tests.

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