Fundamental science behind today’s important medicines

Science Translational Medicine
25 April 2018  Vol 10, Issue 438
http://stm.sciencemag.org/

Perspective
Fundamental science behind today’s important medicines
By Jonathan M. Spector, Rosemary S. Harrison, Mark C. Fishman
Science Translational Medicine25 Apr 2018 Restricted Access
Today’s most transformative medicines exist because of fundamental discoveries that were made without regard to practical outcome and with their relevance to therapeutics only appearing decades later.