The Body's "Fountain of Youth" Could Lie In the Brain
Zothecula writes "Instead of traipsing through Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León might have been better off turning his search inwards. More specifically, he should have turned his attention to a region of the brain called the hypothalamus. At least that's what research carried out on mice by scientists at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests. They found that the hypothalamus controls many aspects of aging, opening up the potential to slow down the aging process by altering signal pathways within that part of the brain."
Fast-Growing Mobile Loyalty Platform Belly Goes Enterprise
Chicago-based loyalty platform Belly is expanding into the enterprise with a rebuilt platform designed for corporate and multi-store businesses. The company, which began by focusing on the small-to-medium sized merchant, is now working with over 100 enterprise-level accounts with over 600 locations, says co-founder and CEO Logan LaHive, noting this now represents 10 percent of Belly’s total network as well as its fastest-growing channel to date. One of these enterprise chains is a large, well-known convenience store brand, but Belly is not permitted to disclose that company by name, we were told. However, a promotional email sent out to the Chicago Belly customer base recently basically gave it away: The email was touting a contest which would allow Belly users a chance to win free Slurpees for a year at area 7-Eleven stores. Specifically, the email said that “…you can now Belly at all 7-Eleven Chicago locations.” 7-Eleven is also live on the Belly website here. A search on Belly’s ...
One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police
theodp writes "During the night, The Tech broke news that gunshots were reported at MIT near 32 Vassar Street (the Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences), and one officer was shot and taken to Mass General Hospital. MIT's Emergency Information page also reports that injuries have been reported. Sadly, CNN is now reporting that the university police officer has died. Look for updates on Twitter." The two suspects identified earlier as being behind the Boston Marathon bombings are believed to be responsible for this. They were found by police. One suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout. The other suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is still being pursued. The Associated Press reports that the two are believed to be from the Russian region near Chechnya. During the firefight, the suspects threw explosive devices at police. Public transit in Boston has been shut down, and hundreds of thousands of people have been asked to ...
United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States of America has started flying B-2 Stealth Bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea during raised tensions in the region. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the US Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The US Military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The US also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting it's allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' main land."
Eight States Approve Horse Racing Medication Standard
Eight states across the Mid-Atlantic region, including New York, agreed to operate racetracks under one set of rules that will severely restrict the administration of medication to horses.