Museum of Science and Industry


Rabies is not awesome. The virus is usually transmitted through an animal bite and, if not treated in time, the infection is fatal! While a vaccine and post-exposure treatment are available, what about people without access to them? Scientists from the Centers for...

The HIV pandemic has threatened the health of men and women across the globe for over 30 years. Why, in this age of advanced medical technology, has the HIV virus has thwarted traditional methods of vaccination? The AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference, which just wrapped in Boston yesterday, focused on bringing new minds and ideas to this very question.

Some of the reasons include HIV’s ability to...

One problem we may face as we get older is the problem of remembering to take our pills. There have been many strides in creating technology-based programs to help patients (such as elderly patients) remember to get their medication. However, a new idea takes the reminder into the realm of sci-fi movies: pills that actually text your healthcare provider.

The...

Columbia Sportswear has recently announced plans to introduce athletic wear called Omni-Freeze Zero that claims to cool the user down as they sweat. The garments will contain rings of a water-absorbing polymer, similar to the one found in disposable diapers, sodium polyacrylate. As the wearer sweats it will cause the...

Summer has a lot of great things: fireworks, pools, barbecues and great weather. However, there is a bad part about spending all that time outside: sunburns.

One can imagine that there have been sunburns for as long as we've had skin. While we've learned a lot about how the sun's UV rays damage the skin, little has been known as to why overexposure turns it into a red painful mess. That is,


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Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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