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Image shows a dendritic cell (shown in yellow) attached to a man-made polymer lattice inside a pill-sized implantable device.

Dendritic cells (like the one shown in yellow, within a pink polymer support structure) can be activated to recognize cancer cells. After migrating to the lymph nodes and spleen, they then train immune-system T cells to attack and destroy tumors.

Image courtesy of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Research

An implantable cancer vaccine shows promise in training the immune system to attack tumors.

12.7.20

Headshots of Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

From left to right: Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

Photograph credits from left: Kent Dayton and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2)

Despite vaccines, Harvard scientists warn, more-transmissible variants make COVID-19 harder to control.

1.7.21

 

Image by Unsplash. 

Amid skirmishing on the stimulus bill, another chance for wider viral detection 

12.7.20

A photograph of art historian Cassandra Albinson next to a photograph of a portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour applying pink rouge to her cheeks

Cassandra Albinson

Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

January-February 2021

An aerial view (taken by a drone) of the south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

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(1 of 10) The south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

Photograph by Steve Dunwell

A new center for engineering and applied sciences—finally

January-February 2021

A patient undergoes acupuncture of the belly

Photograph by Morofoto/iStock

“Fine-tuning” an ancient practice to heal, not harm

January-February 2021

Cracks appear in a balloon decorated like a $100 bill as Uncle Sam fills it with a bicycle pump

Illustration by Dave Cutler

Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.

January-February 2021

Image shows a dendritic cell (shown in yellow) attached to a man-made polymer lattice inside a pill-sized implantable device.

Dendritic cells (like the one shown in yellow, within a pink polymer support structure) can be activated to recognize cancer cells. After migrating to the lymph nodes and spleen, they then train immune-system T cells to attack and destroy tumors.

Image courtesy of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

An implantable cancer vaccine shows promise in training the immune system to attack tumors.

January-February 2021

Photograph of Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

As SEAS moves to Allston, President Bacow highlights the University’s newest innovation hub.

January-February 2021