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  • Zinc has role as neurotransmitter in brain, scientists say

    PITTSBURGH Scientists already knew glutamate was a key biological agent responsible for activating neural-cell signaling in the brain. But they never thought zinc also could serve as a neurotransmitter.
  • Elmhurst teen earns top ACT score

     Elmhurst teen earns top ACT score
    York Community High School junior Kathryn Julia Dierksheide has some advice for students hoping to score well on the ACT test. "It's all about time management," she said. "It's a very fast-paced test." Dierkshiede, who prefers to be called by her...

    Doctors advise against long-term antibiotic treatment for Lyme Disease

    PITTSBURGH Impassioned debate, replete with criticisms and name-calling, rages over the cause of and treatment for lingering Lyme disease symptoms a topic of local importance considering the infection is now found in every Pennsylvania county and also...

    Study's food swap confirms risks of colon cancer

    When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for colon cancer. And the surprise is that it happened so quickly. The swap involved 20 African-Americans who ate South African fare including...

    The best brain exercise may be physical

     The best brain exercise may be physical
    Work out for the brain, not the body. Exercise tones the legs, builds bigger biceps and strengthens the heart. But of all the body parts that benefit from a good workout, the brain may be the big winner. Physical fitness directly affects our mind...