Fundamental science behind today's important medicines

Sci Transl Med. 2018 Apr 25;10(438):eaaq1787. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaq1787.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Medicine / methods*
  • Science / methods*