Translational research is the stated goal of this new focus is to provide cutting-edge treatment more quickly and efficiently to patients. Translational research is a process of transferring research from the laboratory to the clinical setting. Researchers and clinicians in the area of communication sciences and disorders, especially fulfill the potential applications for basic research. Translational research also involves clinical trials that can lead to make their own observations about the nature and progression of disorders that in turn stimulate initial research. At basic research into the way light waves function and the magnetic properties of iron in the blood have led to imaging techniques such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging, which are now a standard part of medical practice. This initiative applies to behavioral and medical sciences, although the need for it may be more obvious in the area of biomedical sciences.