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.
The Mystery of Memory, the first documentary within the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, is a 30 minute documentary produced during 2010 by award-winning US production company Kikim Media. The documentary is currently broadcast in the United States on PBS channels.
The documentary takes viewers on a journey of discovery, looking at some of the most exciting scientific research being done today on the biological workings of memory. The documentary delves into the foundations of today's memory research which was laid by early 20th Century Nobel Prize-awarded pioneers, and uncovers how today's neuroscientists are helping to find new treatments for disorders of memory. The film provides a unique insight into the secrets of the brain's astounding ability to record and recall information, and includes interviews with some of today's most prominent scientists, such as Eric Kandel, the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine.