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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  

Research

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

1.13.22

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. 

1.13.22

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

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

12.7.21

Newly elected members include a dozen Harvard faculty affiliates.

 

10.20.21

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

10.14.21

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

Sandeep Robert Datta

Sandeep Robert Datta

Photograph by Stu Rosner

COVID-19 shines a spotlight on a once-obscure field of science.

November-December 2021

A smokestack spewing smoke with a wind turbine in its shadow

Illustration by Taylor Callery

Rather than shutting down turbines, China can harness surplus wind energy to make “green” hydrogen fuel and industrial chemicals.

November-December 2021