Considerations are made on the development and future of Anatomy as a translational science, as well as the social impact it has had and has as a scientific discipline within the medical sciences. Throughout history, it has been possible to verify how Anatomy has been expanding its common borders with the rest of the medical disciplines, and how its scientific achievements show the close relationship between the development of society and scientific-technological progress. The progressive incorporation of modern study technologies into anatomical research has made it possible to broaden the field of exploration and diagnosis of diseases at the cellular, subcellular and macromolecular levels. With these considerations, I have also wanted to demonstrate the important work that translational anatomical research carries out in medical practice and, so that this work can be recognized in all its dimensions, including the social one.
Department of Human Anatomy, University of Granada, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science
Eur. J. Anat.
ISSN 2340-311X (Online)