A Brief Overview of Pediatrics Translational Research

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Authors : Rahul Tulshiram Ingale


Translational research is scientific research that helps to make findings from basic science useful for practical applications that enhance human health and well-being. It is practiced in the medical, behavioral, and social sciences. For example, in medicine it is used to "translate" findings in basic research quickly into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes. Applying knowledge from basic science is a major stumbling block in science, partially due to the compartmentalization within science.1Translational research is heralded by some as a savior of the biomedical research enterprise by hastening the translation of biomedical discoveries to improved patient care.2 Although pediatric translational research is a small part of the overall translational research enterprise, it is important for improving child health and provides new opportunities for researchers from all pediatric disciplines.

This article provides an overview of pediatric translational research. It summarizes its evolution, barriers and challenges. The last section provides recommendations for enhancing pediatric translational research.

KEYWORDS:- Pediatric research, hemophilus influenza.


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