Duke Health recently celebrated the launch of a multidisciplinary endeavor to address major health challenges. "Translating Duke Health" will focus on five key areas: cardiovascular disease, brain disorders, childhood disease, immune system disorders, and brain tumor metastasis.
In the video below, Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Allan Kirk discusses efforts to control the immune system as a therapeutic strategy.
Translating Duke Health: Controlling the Immune System
The immune system is responsible for protecting the human body from attack by foreign organisms by recognizing potentially harmful agents, isolating and eliminating them, and then remembering them so that future invasions can be dealt with more swiftly.