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translational research

noun

Definition of translational research

  1. :  medical research that is concerned with facilitating the practical application of scientific discoveries to the development and implementation of new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease —called also translational medicine



1986

First Known Use of translational research

1986


Medical Dictionary

translational research

noun

Medical Definition of translational research

  1. :  medical research that is concerned with facilitating the practical application of scientific discoveries to the development and implementation of new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease <… a new emphasis on translational research to improve the movement of new discoveries from the bench to the bedside.—The Kansas City Business Journal, 17 Apr. 2007> <And the area of science in which a therapy is advanced from a good idea to animal studies to testing in humans even has a name: translational medicine.—Delthia Ricks, Newsday, 16 Mar. 1999>



Variants of translational research

or translational medicine

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