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Measuring and Maintaining Health

Measuring and Maintaining Health

Our research starts with healthy people and explores health rather than disease.

We search for prevention markers, which are biological measures of health status and risk. Prevention markers will direct our future search for preventive interventions.


Why we need to measure health

Most healthy people will develop age-related chronic illness if they live long enough. Recent research indicates that people might be incubating such age-related diseases for decades before they fall ill. Our scientists are searching for biological measures of health status and risk, which we call prevention markers. These markers should be highly reliable and easy to measure.


Preventive interventions

Prevention markers will direct our search for preventive solutions (P), such as innovative vaccines, oral drugs and interventions influencing the human microbiome.



Janssen Prevention Center

Janssen Prevention Center