Translational Research

Translational Research© TRAIL

Translational research involves developing techniques and applying them to humans. A good example of TRAIL: Focused UltraSound (FUS). After technology maturation and multiple trials, a prototype to treat breast cancer under MRI control without surgery was developed by the TRAIL group, a Bordeaux company and the University of Utah. A world first is currently in progress at Institut Bergonié. Similarly, FUS is now being tested on the heart to treat arrhythmias in collaboration with the IHU Lyric. Translational research also involves improving existing techniques for understanding pathophysiology. TRAIL physicists and neuroimaging specialists have just done this by improving the anatomical resolution of MRI to find the vulnerable area of the brain in memory disorders of patients with inflammatory diseases.