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

Examples of translational research in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some volunteers, the fumes sparked increases in airway inflammation, says Dr. David Peden, senior associate dean of translational research and medical director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Linda Carroll, TIME, 30 May 2024 Those bonafides include directing Perlmutter’s pancreatic cancer and translational research centers. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Jan. 2024 Still, future experiments will need to replicate this level of function in human cells before these neural network models can be used in translational research and medicine. WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 One-time seed grants of up to $250,000 for high-risk/high-reward, translational research. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2023 As a senior advisor and the director for translational research at the DOE, Luttrell partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue his work studying possible treatments for injured vets. Emily Caldwell, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Brugarolas is involved in translational research, which aims to bring scientific discoveries made in the lab or in animal models into the realm of human medicine. Markham Heid, Time, 26 Dec. 2022 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

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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

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“Translational research.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/translational%20research. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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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