Translational research articles from across Nature Portfolio

Translational research involves the application of knowledge gained through basic research to studies that could support the development of new products. For example, translational research in the field of medicine may involve using knowledge of the biology of a disease to identify and evaluate chemical compounds in disease models, with a view to selecting potential candidate drugs to advance into clinical trials.

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  • Editorial
    | Open Access

    Health and wellness/well-being are multifaceted topics further complicated when trying to understand the environmental impact. Typically, there has been a one size fits all approach when trying to understand the 3-way interaction, but that is a limited approach. Equally, measurement (of each) has often used a limited set of outcomes during short periods to provide insight. A more robust understanding of health and well-being within environments may require longitudinal/continuous assessment that holistically targets individuals. Therefore, there is a growing requirement for careful data management, individual-first methodologies, scalable research designs and new analytical approaches, e.g., artificial intelligence. That presents many challenges but interesting research opportunities for the field of digital medicine.

    • Graham Coulby
    •  & Alan Godfrey
  • Comments & Opinion |

    The translation of soft biomedical devices from academia to commercialization remains limited despite the substantial growth of the field over the past decade. To drive the next stage of innovation, it is crucial to identify applications that can be uniquely addressed by soft devices. Neurological surgery presents numerous opportunities for harnessing the potential of soft devices in medical applications.

    • Sabrina Smith
    • , Rosalie Ogborne
    •  & Firat G├╝der