translational research

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The current environment, noted Dr. Davey Smith, a translational research virologist at UC San Diego, is not seen as one that is capable of driving the number of new cases to zero. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 The new center will feature international scientific collaborations involving both basic and translational research, under the leadership of Nobel laureate Charles Rice, Chair of New York State’s COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 28 June 2022 More generally this is about translational research which is moving beyond research and into scalable practical solutions meeting specific needs. Stephen Ibaraki, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Now, Ravi’s colleagues at MD Anderson are looking to address those gaps by partnering with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard on a new translational research platform focused on rare cancers. Kevin Lin, STAT, 18 June 2021 The money will back education and research efforts in applied microeconomics, business, digital medicine, global health, neuroscience, and translational research programs at the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Maria Di Mento, oregonlive, 31 Dec. 2021 Research departments include biomedical engineering, cancer biology, pathobiology, and clinical and translational research. Kristen Moon, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021 The program funds clinical and translational research, which starts in laboratories and eventually reaches clinical and community settings in diagnosis, treatment, and policy change stages. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Sep. 2021 The 75,000-square-foot, five-story building will become the world's largest translational research center dedicated to brain tumor drug development. Andrew Favakeh, The Arizona Republic, 2 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of translational research was in 1986

Dictionary Entries Near translational research

Cite this Entry

“Translational research.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/translational%20research. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

translational research

noun

variants or translational medicine
: 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
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
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