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Harvard researchers ask whether market incentives can improve healthcare. 


Basal forebrain GABA parvalbumin neurons play a key role in triggering the synchronized rhythms that characterize conscious thought.

A newly identified group of neurons that play a role in consciousness may have implications for the treatment of schizophrenia.


J. Michael McGinnis, keynote speaker at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health symposium on the report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Changes to guidelines for fats, cholesterol, meat, and sugar are among the highlights


Harvard University president Drew Faust and Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh participate in a community art project at the opening of the Ed Portal’s new building in Allston.

The Harvard-Allston Education Portal opens in new space at 224 Western Avenue.


Former Massachusetts governor Deval L. Patrick ’78, J.D. ’82

A first-generation Harvardian, the former Massachusetts governor will be “welcomed home” on May 28.


Homi Bhaba, conference organizer and director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, led off the symposium at the First Church in Cambridge on February 12.

Scholars gathered by the Mahindra Humanities Center examine the wounds left by “the war to end all wars.”


The Continuum residential and retail project at Barry’s Corner (see photo position A on map)

After years of planning, significant development in Allston is imminent.

March-April 2015