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Harvard’s Dan Barouch finds long-term Zika vaccine efficacy varies by delivery method.


Illustration by Øivind Hovland


An increasing consolidation of ownership in health care


January-February 2018

An osteoarthritic knee, the polished femur clearly visible, from a 600-year-old skeleton housed in the Peabody Museum.

Photograph by Jim Harrison/©2018 President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 968-10-40/N9174.0


Neither increased obesity nor longevity explains the doubling of knee osteoarthritis since World War II.


January-February 2018

Illustration by Sam Ward

The United States is finally in a position of energy dominance, but its ability to harness this boom is fraught with challenges.


January-February 2018

Adam Aja, assistant curator at the Harvard Semitic Museum, works with three volunteers to make the resin cast of the Dream Stele of King Thutmose IV.

Click the arrow on the right for images of the replica and original Stele.

Courtesy of the Harvard Semitic Museum

A replica of the Dream Stele, part of Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian’s efforts to revitalize the museum


The cover of the January-February 1986 issue of Harvard Magazine

 A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies.


Image by Jezperklauzen/iStock

Oral bacteria can lodge in the gut and trigger inflammatory bowel conditions. 


Claudine Gay, social science dean and Cowett professor of government and of African and African American studies

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The initative includes interdisciplinary conversation, annual symposia, and a postdoc program. 


Sunil Amrith

Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

A faculty member and two GSD affiliates are honored.