Identifying and hurdling obstacles to translational research

Nat Rev Immunol. 2007 Jan;7(1):77-82. doi: 10.1038/nri1999.


Although there is overwhelming pressure from funding agencies and the general public for scientists to bridge basic and translational studies, the fact remains that there are significant hurdles to overcome in order to achieve this goal. The purpose of this Opinion article is to examine the nature of these hurdles and to provide food for thought on the main obstacles that impede this process.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / ethics
  • Biomedical Research / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Biomedical Research / trends*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans