About this series
Translational medicine converts promising laboratory discoveries into clinical applications and elucidates clinical questions with the use of bench work, aiming to facilitate the prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The development of translational medicine will accelerate disease control and the process of finding solutions to key health problems. It is a multidisciplinary endeavor that integrates research from the medical sciences, basic sciences and social sciences, with the aim of optimizing patient care and preventive measures that may extend beyond health care services. Therefore, close and international collaboration between all parties involved is essential to the advancement of translational medicine.To enhance the aforementioned international collaboration as well as to provide a forum for communication and cross-pollenation between basic, translational and clinical research practitioners from all relevant established and emerging disciplines, the book series “Translational Medicine Research” features original and observational investigations in the broad fields of laboratory, clinical and public health research, aiming to provide practical and up-to-date information on significant research from all subspecialties of medicine and to broaden readers’ vision horizons, from bench to bed and bed to bench.Produced in close collaboration with National Infrastructures for Translational Medicine (Shanghai), the largest translational medicine research center in China, the book series offers a state-of-the-art resource for physicians and researchers alike who are interested in the rapidly evolving field of translational medicine. Prof. Zhu Chen, the Editor-in-Chief of the series, is a hematologist at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China’s former Minister of Health, and chairman of the center’s scientific advisory board.