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At Massachusetts General Hospital, translational research is the engine that moves science discoveries from the laboratory to the hospital bed and back again.
Translational research is the engine that moves science from the laboratory bench to the hospital bed and back again.
Translational researchers works closely with basic scientists to identify new discoveries that have promising medical applications. They then partner with clinicians to test the efficacy of these treatments in humans.
Translational research also operates in the reverse direction, taking new medical insights that develop during clinical trials and feeding them back to the laboratory for further investigation by our scientists.
Massachusetts General Hospital provides a uniquely productive setting for translational research by pairing a vast basic research division with one of the top clinical hospitals in the country. This provides excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Here are just a few examples:
Partnerships between industry and medical academia have emerged as a key component in bridging the gap between basic science and clinical applications. Industry members are invited to collaborate with us as we continue to push the boundaries of science and medicine to improve patient care.
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