Resistance Movement: Drugs, bugs and the fight against über-germs
March 28, 2017
With many bacteria becoming impervious to drugs, new approaches are needed to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance. In this seminar, Harvard scientists and clinicians discuss the history of drug resistance, how bacteria become able to shrug off the medications we use to treat disease, and ways to address the crisis.
Turning Fear into Power: Understanding and managing anxiety
April 11, 2017
Fear is one of the most important survival mechanisms in all species. But for the millions of Americans living with anxiety disorders, this healthy defense system has a dark side. In this seminar, Harvard Medical School scientists explore the roots and origins of anxiety and how it can be managed.
From the wings to center stage: How inflammation triggers a multitude of diseases
April 18, 2017
Inflammation is one of the body’s first lines of defense against disease. But there is growing evidence that chronic or acute inflammation can fuel the development of a range of chronic ailments, including autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative conditions, heart and metabolic diseases and more. In this seminar, Harvard Medical School researchers and clinicians explore the connection between inflammation and chronic diseases, and what can be done to reduce the risks.
An answer to cancer? Using the immune system to fight cancer
May 22, 2017
Oncologists are turning to a novel form of therapy to combat cancer: retraining or reengineering the immune system to quash tumor growth. In this seminar, you will hear from Harvard Medical School scientists and clinicians on the latest approaches that use the body’s own defenses to fight cancer.