Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lost in translation...al research!

According to Wikipedia, translational research is a way of thinking about and conducting science to make the results of research applicable to the population under study. In the field of medicine, for example, it is used to translate the findings in basic research more quickly and efficiently into medical practice and, thus, meaningful health outcomes. In other words, the classical mantra "from bench to bed side".

But how dificult is this transition from the lab to the society? Are we scientists qualified to make this transition?