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Opportunities and challenges in translational research

Opportunities and challenges in translational research

To understand what is translational research, we should think from three different aspects: researchers, physicians, and patients.

From the clinical endpoint, a biomarker can be defined as a characteristic or variable that reflects how a patient feels, functions, or survives. The challenges to identify a useful biomarker is to obtain sufficient clinical information that can link to patients’ biomarkers through various validations and determinations.

In this video, Prof. Yang will demonstrate some application of biomarkers, and explain the basic knowledge behind it.


Prof. Wei-Chung Yang

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Introduction to Translational Research: Connecting Scientists and Medical Doctors

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