translational research

noun

Definition of translational research

: 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

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Walking Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a translational research hospital in Chicago. Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, "An Innovative Robotic Exosuit Boosts Both Walking and Running," 16 Aug. 2019 Investigators like to talk about translational research, going from bench to bedside — making discoveries in the lab and using them to treat patients. New York Times, "Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer," 13 June 2019 Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has received two donations totaling $375 million since 2014 to support translational research. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "From cancer to genetic diseases, San Diego's march of drugs progresses," 10 June 2018 Reddi, of Cheshire, is a clinical molecular geneticist with more than two decades of experience in translational research. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Meet The 13 Women Honored By Connecticut's Tech Community," 30 Mar. 2018 Technological advances can speed up translational research, and the need for new therapies is pressing. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sanford Burnham Prebys looks to the future," 31 Aug. 2017 The $275 million anonymous gift that supports the strategic plan was targeted not only at enhancing basic research, but also at speeding up translational research, Vuori said. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sanford Burnham Prebys looks to the future," 31 Aug. 2017

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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translational research

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variants: or translational medicine

Medical Definition of translational research

: 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

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