Article Abstract

A brilliant dawn and an even brighter future for Annals of Translational Medicine

Authors: Giuseppe Lippi

Abstract

Although no universally agreed connotation exists for “translational medicine”, and this concept means many different things to different people, a reasonable definition is that endorsed by the European Society for Translational Medicine (EUSTM), which defines translational medicine as a science aimed at “enhancing research and development of novel and affordable diagnostic tools and treatments for clinical disorders affecting the global population” (1).