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.