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

Examples of translational research in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 In addition to exploring the potential for translational research's impact, leaders in research should also consider the positive effects of bringing business practices into the fold. Gabi Hanna, Forbes, 17 June 2021 But 70% of translational research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias continues to be funded by pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Susan Peschin, STAT, 28 Apr. 2021 The gifts will also help expand a partnership with a translational research team led by Oskar Hansson of Lund University in Sweden, according to the university’s announcement. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Rafael Veraza, director of translational research at VPS, carried the organ inside the lab and started to prepare it for what would be a very long day of scientific observation, testing and analysis. Laura Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Mar. 2021 Steven Goodman, a guest speaker and Stanford’s associate dean of clinical and translational research, made a case for a different clinical trial design, in which all volunteers in Moderna’s clinical trial would be called in for two more shots. Stat Staff, STAT, 17 Dec. 2020 As with any translational research, the path may be uncertain but the destination is not. Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2020 Animal testing largely occurs in the first stage of translational research, known as the T1 stage in research literature, according to a 2013 article published in the journal Missouri Medicine. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of translational research

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of translational research was in 1986

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7 Aug 2021

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“Translational research.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/translational%20research. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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translational research

noun
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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