bubbachuck

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What are some good examples of research that translated really well from benchside to bedside? I'm going with AIDS. What was a death sentence 15-20 years ago has become more like diabetes.
 

dazlindz

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cancer research stuff. like gleevec. (check out magic cancer bullet if you want the entire story)
 

MedRower

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What are some good examples of research that translated really well from benchside to bedside? I'm going with AIDS. What was a death sentence 15-20 years ago has become more like diabetes.
Talking about translational research, I think it's hard to give examples of something you can't define.

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MNIkid87

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clinical psyc research , eg. on depression and vulnerability to depression.
Might sound off if you think about it at first but you collect data by conducting clinical interviews and assess symptom levels and depressive/anxiety/psychotic episodes
 

MelRoos

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You can make almost anything translational research- you just have to start with a patient centered question and take it down to a more physiologic level. Tons of good examples in almost any discipline:
Example from peds from a few years ago- antibiotics for pedi ear infections?? answer: study what causes them =60%+ virus- so no.
1 study- swab kids ears and there you go.

or HIV- diabetes treatment for antiretroviral lipodystrophy and associated insulin resitance? You see the problem in the patient and try to take it to the cellular molecular level - so hwat is the abnormaility in fat metabolism induced by those drugs?
Theoretically not nearly as hard as you think, just requires a lot of varied skill sets.....

don't let the fancy name scare you!!
 
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