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

First Known Use of translational research

1986


Medical Dictionary

translational research

noun
variants: or

translational medicine

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


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