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Articles: Research

Illustration by Robert Neubecker


What the rare bright spots in American high-school education teach


Modern psychiatrists revived the effort to link mental illness to biology, begun in the 1840s by scientists like Emil Kraepelin.

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A history of psychiatry’s troubled search for the biology of mental illness

May-June 2019

Illustration by Kasia Bogdanska

Could inflammation be the cause of myriad chronic conditions?

May-June 2019

Rafael Campo
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Rafael Campo’s compassionate care

May-June 2019

Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman, now analyzing interviews from 10 campuses

Photograph courtesy of Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner and colleagues release a seven-year study of higher education in the twenty-first century.

May-June 2019

Houghton Library’s redesigned exterior will feature a fully accessible entrance with ramped walkways.

Rendering courtesy of Ann Beha Architects

A renovation to make Houghton Library “open to all”

May-June 2019

Genetic material from these two 8,000-year-old brothers, hunter-gatherers found near Leon, Spain, helped reveal an ancient migration across northern Spain

Photograph by Julio Manuel Vidal Encinas

Ancient DNA reveals Bronze Age replacement of Iberian men, raising new questions.


Min Jin Lee

Photograph by Ella Rinaldo

“I worry a great deal about how Koreans are perceived,” the author says.


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(1 of 9) Typography instructor Herbert Bayer’s design for a cinema (c. 1924-1925) is a stark contrast to the elaborate theaters of the 1920s.
Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums and Busch-Reisinger Museum, ©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Exploring the Bauhaus and Harvard

March-April 2019