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2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace


In four presentations, Donald E. Ganem, MD, and B. Brett Finlay, PhD, discuss the latest advances in understanding how pathogens invade the body and how this knowledge is leading to the development of new therapies. They also explain how new infectious diseases are recognized and how epidemics arise.

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(Duration: 57 min 36 sec)

Dr. Ganem is an HHMI investigator and professor of microbiology and immunology and of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Finlay is an HHMI international research scholar and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of microbiology and immunology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


  • 2000 Telly Awards; Silver

In This Series (4)

by Donald E. Ganem, MD

Dr. Donald Ganem describes how epidemiologists, physicians, and microbiologists work together to identify and study pathogens...

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by B. Brett Finlay, PhD

Dr. Brett Finlay explains why bacterial diseases continue to be a major health problem worldwide, causing a third of the world...

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by B. Brett Finlay, PhD

Dr. Finlay showcases three types of bacteria to illustrate how molecular biology is allowing researchers to probe the...

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by Donald E. Ganem, MD

Dr. Ganem analyses the complex causes of epidemics—how changes in the environment and in human social behavior can give rise...

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