Basic Concept of Translational Medicine

  • Xiang Guo
  • Jun Liu
Part of the Translational Medicine Research book series (TRAMERE)


This section introduces the basic concepts of translational medicine. According to the research results of Tufts University, translation medicine can be divided into four phrases. Using these four phases, clinical problems identified by clinicians can be solved, and the results can be transferred and applied to produce new clinical treatment devices or methods. As an academic research method, translational medicine promotes and speeds up the translation from basic research to clinical application.


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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiang Guo
    • 1
  • Jun Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsChangzheng HospitalShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated HospitalNanjing Medical UniversityJiangsuChina

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