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 Gong Chen, a professor of biology at Penn State University, is using crowdfunding to raise money for his breakthrough research to regenerate neurons in the brain.
Gong Chen, a professor of biology at Penn State University, is using crowdfunding to raise money for his breakthrough research to regenerate neurons in the brain.

Penn State professor uses crowdfunding for his brain-repair research

Gong Chen of Penn State University is researching in creating neurons to repair brain injuries and diseases, and has a coach’s help.


Report finds many Alzheimer's patients may not be told they have it

Only 45 percent of Alzheimer’s patients said they were told by their doctors they had the degenerative disease, a new survey shows.



 A small memorial for the eagle eggs that failed hatch on the fence along the bike trail in Hays.

Memorial springs up in Hays for eagle eggs that didn’t hatch

Experts are not sure what the Hays eagles will do, now that they have no eggs to look after.

  • People remember the Hays bald eagles



  •  The Core by RunMD foam roller has a vented screw-on cap that allows users to store race items and clothes securely inside.

    Here are four gadgets aimed to make running easier

    To help calm those marathon jitters, we took a look at four cool accessories to help you cross the finish line.


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    New rules for water heaters will raise prices, save energy

    New water heaters will cost about 35 % more than current models but will make up for it in cheaper utility bills, say energy officials.



    Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

    A former Secret Service agent and a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent have been charged with fraud.


     

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    Saudis make own moves as U.S. and Iran talk

    Even as the U.S. is pursuing a breakthrough framework, Saudi Arabia is directing a broad regional assault against the Tehran government.



    Co-pilot treated for tendencies toward suicide for long period

    The co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a German jet in the French Alps last week had treatment over “a long period of time.”


     
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    Cultural Crossroads

    Pittsburgh high school students tour Tennessee State University's campus on March 30, 2015.
    Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

    The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.

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    Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

    Ron Castille (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette) 1) Given the extraordinary run of problems for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane,


    Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

      1) Our friends at Franklin & Marshall College have some good news and some bad news, via their latest poll of



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