Sophisticated new techniques in molecular biology are allowing scientists to understand, combat, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In four lectures, Dr. Donald E. Ganem and Dr. B. Brett Finlay describe 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. The lectures feature scientific animations, demonstrations, and student question-and-answer sessions.
Presented at HHMI¿s 1999 Holiday Lectures on Science. Lecture time approx. 240 min.