Nobel Media will produce, with the support of AstraZeneca, one broadcast documentary per year on a topic related to the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The War Against Microbes takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through some of the most important advances in our understanding of infectious diseases, focusing on the relentless efforts of Nobel Prize Laureates to uncover the mysteries of the body's smallest adversaries. From the dawn of bacteriology up through today's cutting edge research, each generation of scientists continues to pursue the same question: can we one day declare victory in the war against infectious diseases? The program charts both the progress we've made in understanding infectious diseases and the challenges that still remain. Key contributors explaining their findings and the challenges that lie ahead are Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine Barry Marshall, Robin Warren and Stanley Prusiner.
The Body's Secret Army, the second documentary within the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, is a 30 minute program which introduces viewers to scientists, doctors, and patients who are united by their determination to unlock the immune system’s mysteries, as well as to some of the Nobel Prize-awarded pioneers whose discoveries opened the doors to today’s advances. These pioneers have helped unravel the immune system’s basic principles and reveal the secrets to its ability to fight any number of diseases. The documentary also explores how recent advances in immunology have allowed doctors to successfully treat diseases that once seemed incurable. The program was produced by the award-winning US production company Kikim Media and is currently being broadcast by public television stations.