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A network of curli fibers (produced by genetically altered E. coli bacteria) can bind to intestinal surfaces, where it acts like a Band-Aid, and can even deliver probiotic therapies.

A network of curli fibers (produced by genetically altered E. coli bacteria) can bind to intestinal surfaces, where it acts like a Band-Aid, and can even deliver probiotic therapies.
Image courtesy of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Research

Neel Joshi harnesses bacteria to build products sustainably.

12.11.19

Chart showing a scale balancing workers on one side against a big bag of money on the other

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A Harvard Law School initiative calls for rewriting labor law “to shift power from corporations to workers.” 

1.23.20

An illustration showing money being deposited via funnel into a columned building labeled "college"

Illustration by Adam Niklewicz

David Deming says existing federal higher-education subsidies, if redeployed, could make public colleges free.

January-February 2020

Illustration of elderly Chinese participating in activities at a senior center

Illustration by Jungyeon Roh

Can technology coupled with cultural understanding improve the health and wellness of the elderly?

January-February 2020

An illustration of a handgun with bullets

Illustration by Gary Neill

David Hemenway advocates a pragmatic, public-health-based solution to gun homicides and suicides.

January-February 2020

A table with a fancy menu and table settings.

The exhibit's centerpiece re-creates the table setting of a formal dinner held for freshmen of the Harvard Class of 1913. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.© President and Fellows of Harvard College.

“Resetting the Table,” a new exhibit at the Peabody Museum, examines American food traditions. 

11.20.19

The inside of a catholic church

     

A social-science analysis of how Catholicism transformed Western culture

11.7.19

Book cover for "The Don't Represent Us"

     

How to reform voting and elections in the United States to create a representative democracy

10.31.19

Photo of three speakers seated at a table

Legal scholars convened at Harvard Law School on Saturday, October 19 to discuss reform of the Electoral College.

Photograph by Cherone Duggan

A conference at Harvard Law School focused on reform of the Electoral College

10.21.19