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A coal burning power plant in Scottsdale, Arizona

Fine particle pollution, like that generated by coal-burning power plants, has been linked to increases in neurological disease.

Photograph by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Research

Hospitalizations for neurological disease rise with increases in fine particle pollution.

10.19.20

Collage of Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and a Headshot of Paul Farmer.

Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer

Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

 

The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.

11.17.20

A family celebrates Thanksgiving as coronavirus circulates unseen in the air around them.

Indoor gatherings increase the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Art by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine; images by iStock

Seasonality and SARS-CoV-2

10.27.20

Caroline Buckee headshot over an orange background.

Caroline Buckee

Anonymized location data can help guide strategies for protecting public health in a pandemic.

10.26.20

Headshot portraits of: Pardis Sabeti, Dan Barouch, Paul Ridker, David Liu, Xiaowei Zhuang, Marc Lipsitch.

Clockwise from top left: Pardis Sabeti, Dan Barouch, Paul Ridker, David Liu, Xiaowei Zhuang, Marc Lipsitch

Image collage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine

More than a dozen Harvard faculty members are honored. 

10.22.20

A coal burning power plant in Scottsdale, Arizona

Fine particle pollution, like that generated by coal-burning power plants, has been linked to increases in neurological disease.

Photograph by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Hospitalizations for neurological disease rise with increases in fine particle pollution.

10.19.20

Daniel Schrag and David Keith headshots over an orange background

Professors David Keith and Daniel Schrag

Some changes cannot be stopped, but reflecting sunlight back into space could slow their pace.

10.16.20

Abstract illustration of an elderly man balanced on the edge of a half globe filled with brain gray matter

Illustration by Barbara Dekeyser

Dementia is decreasing in Europe and North America. Why not the rest of the world?

November-December 2020

Abstract illustration of a woman’s upper torso in silhouette, overlayed with small images suggesting medical research

Illustration by Mark Allen Miller

A portable, simple testing technology promises accurate breast-cancer diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries.

November-December 2020