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Clinical and Translational Medicine

, 6:12

Translational Respiratory Medicine


As readers of this journal know, translational research is the application of basic science findings to improve clinical care; a process that was once called -bench-to-bedside- research. In my field of pediatric pulmonary disease, the rapid advancement of basic science understanding into improved clinical care has been, to use an appropriate term, breathtaking. In this perspective article, I will describe a few of these advances, as they relate to specific pulmonary diseases.

AbbreviationsCFcystic fibrosis

CFTRCF transmembrane ion regulator

chILDinterstitial lung diseases of childhood

GM-CSFgranulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor

PAPpulmonary alveolar proteinosis

TH2T-helper cell type 2

Author: Bruce K. Rubin


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