How does biomedical research move from concept to cure?
At the University of Minnesota, our research travels a Corridor of Discovery.
Corridors are virtual pathways that lead from imagination to practical application.
At one end of the corridors are questions and ideas.
How can we cure diabetes? How will we prevent Alzheimer’s disease? How can we invent a new heart device? How will we improve the health of entire communities?
These questions stimulate discovery.
That discovery is nurtured by funding, facilities, partnerships and technology. Then these ideas can be transformed into new products, new technologies, new industries and new, novel approaches to preventing, treating and curing disease.
We are poised to make discoveries in these areas:
Diabetes—researchers work to make insulin shots a thing of the past.
Infectious Disease—scientists study diseases with global impact.
Cardiovascular Disease—faculty discover new drugs, devices, and cell-based treatments to heal hearts.
Cancer—researchers study the disease to develop treatments and find preventions.
Brain Sciences—scientists unlock the mysteries of the brain.