The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute aims to find solutions to diseases, and to find ways to better manage disease states. In order to take findings from the laboratory and bring them to the patient, researchers at the UQDI undertake clinical trials research. Clinical trials are research studies involving patients, which compare a new or different type of treatment with the best treatment currently available (if there is one). Some clinical trials look at possible ways to prevent illnesses, for example by testing new vaccines in healthy people. No matter how promising a new drug or treatment may appear during tests in a laboratory, it must go through clinical trials before its benefits and risks can really be known.