Our research on diseases
The focus of CMM research has since the beginning been common and currently chronic diseases. We strive for a detailed molecular- and cell biological understanding of allergy, cardiovascular, rheumatic/inflammatory, endocrine and addiction disorders/diseases as well as clinical genetics.
Sweden´s health care system, CMM:s proximity to the clinical care units and its equal proximity to basic science units at Karolinska Institutet have created an internationally unique opportunity to understand the origins of disease mechanisms and outcomes of these diseases, and thus also new opportunities to develop prevention and targeted therapies. Our strategy is also to combine competence from the different research groups of CMM to foster interdisciplinary research, for example regarding the understanding of how inflammation may lead to cardiovascular disease and how the immune system interacts with the brain.