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Articles: Research

Matthias Nahrendorf seated in front of a PET/CT scanner

Matthias Nahrendorf uses equipment like this PET/CT imaging scanner to study the role of white blood cells in inflammation.

Photograph by Jim Harrison


Exercise attenuates stem cell production of pro-inflammatory white blood cells.


In a paper aimed at fellow educators, David Malan reports on interventions designed to teach academic honesty in the wildly popular introductory computer science course he teaches at Harvard. 


Photograph by Karen Dynan

Karen Dynan
Photograph courtesy of Karen Dynan

The severe economic fallout, in context


photograph of Lizabeth Cohen

Lizabeth Cohen
Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The urban historian is honored—for the second time.


Tommie Shelby, chair of African and African-American studies 
Photograph by Melissa Blackall 

Speakers discuss history, progress, hope, and home. 


Harvard Medical School Quad

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Medical School

As the novel coronavirus begins spreading in populations outside China, Harvard announces a collaboration with Chinese researchers to develop diagnostics and therapies for treating SARS-CoV-2.


A bright and colorful historical map of Boston with details of streets, buildings, and green spaces

Click on arrow at right to view image gallery
(1 of 5) Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, The Colour of an Old City: A Map of Boston, Decorative and Historical, 1926
Map courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

An exhibition maps the making of a metropolis.


A businessman reclines on the deck of a ship with no one at the helm

Illustration by Michal Steich

Index funds cast a large proportion of proxy votes in U.S. companies, but take a hands-off approach with management.

March-April 2020

An original eighteenth-century colonial map of Jamaica

Vincent Brown adapted several eighteenth-century maps of Jamaica to create his own narrative map of Tacky’s Revolt. 
Map courtesy of Vince Brown



Vincent Brown writes war, empire, and slaves’ agency into the history of Atlantic slavery.

March-April 2020