Human Health

Delaware Biotechnology Institute scientists use molecular and cellular methods to address important problems in human health. The diverse range of medical problems include efforts to understand and treat cancer, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The faculty, students, and staff are known for their discovery of important genes involved in controlling blood platelets, of the understanding of how the cells in our bloodstream are created, of how cancer tumors grow, of new ways to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease, and how the blood-brain barrier changes during disease. The efforts also include new materials to replace or regenerate tissues and methods to manufacture and to deliver medicines. The expertise includes not only life scientists, but also computer scientists who collect, organize, and maintain reference information about proteins that is used by scientists from around the world.