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Articles: Research

A photomontage showing how, when a whole panther worm is cut in two, the parts heal, form regeneration, and then develop into two complete panther worms.

Srivastava hopes to learn how neoblasts persist and reawaken, and why human and other mammalian stem cells are limited in their regenerative capacities.

Courtesy of Mansi Srivastava


Mansi Srivastava’s basic research seeks to uncover the origins of whole-body regeneration in animals.


Tiya Miles and Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Tiya Miles (top) and Tomiko Brown-Nagin 

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Tiya Miles traces a mother and daughter’s story through a cotton sack.


Past work on water and human intervention


Screenshot of Sherri Ann Charleston and Annette Gordon-Reed in conversation

Sherri Ann Charleston (left) and Annette Gordon-Reed

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her unusually personal book on the holiday.


An investigation finds the former anthropology professor “engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct and abused power,” among other violations of institutional policies and values


The front and back of a die-cut trade card shaped like a donkey that was used to advertise coffee. When the card is flipped over, the viewer can see that there is a boy riding on the donkey's back.

Click on image to see full trade cards

Trade cards courtesy of the Baker Library Historical Collections/Harvard Business School

A nineteenth-century advertising medium traces the rise of consumer culture.

July-August 2021

Photograph of Mao Zedong during what is thought to be the Long March, 1934-1935

Man, myth, party: Mao Zedong during what is thought to be the Long March, 1934-1935, with the army in northern Shaanxi

Photograph by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images

The first century of the Chinese Communist Party—and what impends

July-August 2021

Illustration of seated people talking in a restorative justice circle

Illustration by James Heimer

Exploring an alternative to crime and punishment

July-August 2021

Joan Donovan

Joan Donovan

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Scholars’ perspectives on a pervasive new threat

July-August 2021