Translational Cardiology: defining limits and targets at the International Archives of Medicine
Keywords:Translational research, translational cardiology, definitions, requirements
The Merriam-Webster dictionary reports the first use of â€œTranslationalÂ Researchâ€ as early as 1986 and the definition given for this termÂ was: â€œmedical research that is concerned with facilitating the practicalÂ application of scientific discoveries to the development and implementationÂ of new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, called alsoÂ translational medicineâ€ .
The adjective â€œtranslationalâ€ stems fromÂ Classical Latin â€œtranslatioâ€, then probably Middle French â€translationâ€,Â to reach Middle English â€œtranslaciounâ€. The idea is to make a transferÂ from one idiom to another, yet keeping the intimate significance andÂ sense, which is common to language translation methods. It properlyÂ stresses the relation to the transfer of scientific knowledge into practicalÂ applications. It is obvious how, in less than 30 years, translationalÂ research has pervaded all Science domains and how large is theÂ interest of scientists and lay people for this subject
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