Translational research is how basic research and biological knowledge is translated into the clinic. “Research” is a broad stroke of a word, the verbal equivalent of painting a wall instead of a masterpiece.
In fact, there has been a continuous decrease in basic/translational research articles in general and specialty medical journals in recent years, as reported by S teinberg et al. When I moved my lab from Technical University Berlin to Humboldt University Berlin, I also changed its name to “Translational Computational Neuroscience“.
Whereas basic research is looking at questions related to how nature works, translational research aims to take what’s learned … There is a spectrum between pure applied research and pure basic science, and the motivation behind an experiment makes all the difference.
There are important distinctions among the three principal types of medical research — basic, clinical and translational. Translational research acts as a bridge between different areas of research, connecting their findings to each other, and ultimately, to the community at large.
The concept of translational research, which aims to facilitate the application of basic scientific discoveries in clinical and community settings, is currently in vogue. Published monthly since 1915, it keeps readers up-to-date on significant biomedical research from all … Translational Research (formerly The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine) delivers original investigations in the broad fields of laboratory, clinical, and public health research.