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Health & Medicine

4 months
ago

Do You Remember the Measles Outbreak of 1989?

The deadly, highly contagious virus infected thousands of people in Illinois, hitting poor neighborhoods in Chicago the hardest, leading to new initiatives and laws that technically eliminated the disease.

5 months
ago

Medical Wonders

These five homegrown innovations are making their way from benchtop to bedside. Each has the potential to dramatically change medicine and improve—even save—lives.

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6 months
ago

How Will Chicago’s New Data Nodes Display Information?

The Array of Things, the city’s network of environmental sensors, makes its debut this month. It’s not just an experiment in big data—it’s also an attempt to forge a new kind of public communication from the ground up.

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