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Articles: Research

Conceptual illustration of neural networks in the human brain.

Conceptual illustration of neural networks in the human brain.

Art by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine; images by Unsplash  


Harvard researchers uncover powerful association between EBV and MS, raising hopes for prevention or a cure. 


Illustration of a human head benefitting from exercise

Illustration by Stuart Kinlough/ Lemonade Illustration Agency

The hormone irisin, promising as a therapeutic against Alzheimer’s and dementia, is responsible for the cognitive benefits of exercise.

January-February 2022

Illustration of a watering can irrigating a city to make it healthy

Illustration by Eva Vazquez

Inequities threaten the long-term health of cities

January-February 2022

Illustratio of a man sleeping on a mattress made of stacks of dollars.

Illustration by Blair Kelly

High savings rates among the wealthiest U.S. earners may represent a macroeconomic risk

January-February 2022

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

Photograph courtesy of Dale Ramos for Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

A 15-year investment in biomedical and applied science research


Pfizer and Moderna vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines

Photographs by Unsplash; collage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine

A head-to-head comparison in 440,000 vaccinated veterans finds Moderna’s vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s at preventing a range of COVID-19 outcomes.


Newly elected members include a dozen Harvard faculty affiliates.



Photo of Carolyn Gold and the cover of her book, When I Died

Carolyn Gold intended her book to be a resource for other brain-injury patients.

Photograph courtesy of Carolyn Gold; photo collage by Niko Yaitanes

Alumna Carolyn Gold on finding a “new self” after West Nile encephalitis


Photograph of E.O. Wilson observing ants

Always a close observer of ant species, E.O. Wilson became a molecular scientist as well in the 1950s.

Photograph by Hugh Patrick Brown/Getty Images

How science is done, in the lab of E.O. Wilson

November-December 2021