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In an effort to increase the amount of time doctors and nurses can battle the tropical heat while treating Ebola, 1,500 submissions have been made to the Ebola "Grand Challenges" Contest, reports The New York Times. The contest has seen submissions such as  an Ebola-repellant lotion, protective gear...
At Indiana University, researchers are in the process of creating a drug that will help kick obesity in the form of a simple pill, the Los Angeles Times reports. A study published in Nature Medicine describes the synthesized product consisting of gut hormones, which yielded results similar to those of...
Reuters reports that an Ebola vaccine trial has been put on hiatus after four patients alleged that they were experiencing joint pains. The vaccine, developed by Merck and NewLink has been tested on fifty nine volunteers to date. Trials on the GlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine yielded no serious side effects in...