Monthly Archives: September 2014

For centuries people have searched for the secret to eternal youth without much success, but now, thanks to a team of biologists at UCLA we could be closer to the solution than ever before.

During lab studies the biologists discovered a little known gene in fruit flies that could be used in humans to slow aging and allow them to live for longer.

The gene is called AMPK, and once activated in fruit flies it increases their life by around a third, while at the same time keeping them healthy right until their demise. Needless to say, if this AMPK gene could be transferred to humans in the near future, then it would probably become normal to see people at the age of 90 still hitting the gym and enjoy life to the fullest.

Dave Walker, a professor at UCLA, said “this research brings us closer to understanding aging at a cellular levels and has implications for delaying the onset and slowing the progression of many of the major diseases of aging.”

It certainly seems that the anti-aging industry is currently booming. People now have more disposable income than ever before, which means products such as wrinkle creams and supplements bring billions of dollars every year into the economy.

Not only that, but people are also becoming more educated about topics such as diet and fitness, which means they are in a better position to look after their bodies and add years to their life.

One of the most popular anti-aging products in America and Europe is the phytoceramide supplement. In a nutshell, the supplement is made from sweet potatoes and rice powder, and when taken on a regular basis it supplies the body with a potent force that results in healthier looking skin, reduced wrinkles, and increased elasticity around the eye and lip areas.

According to respected authorities such as Dr Oz, and celebrities like Oprah and Paris Hilton, the best phytoceramide supplements can be bought from trusted websites such as Amazon.

On this kind of website you will find many different sellers offering Phytoceramides made from only the finest ingredients that is approved by the FDA, while still coming in at a price to suit all budgets.

Make no mistake about it, the Phytoceramide supplement is a viable solution until the “fruit fly gene” is used in humans on a large scale. Who knows exactly how long that could be…maybe 10, 25, or even 50 years? One thing is for sure though, the biologists at UCLA are doing great work.

The United States and its Arabian Allies had confirmed 14 target hits in the first series of air strikes against the Islamic State or (IS). The US had also confirmed having hit the Khorasan Group, another terrorist group plotting against Western countries and the United States.

Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar had joined the US in attacking IS targets inside Syria. Jordan confirmed that it destroyed a number of targets against the Khorasan group.

The Syrian regime had been informed of the US air strikes inside Syria, according to its Foreign Minister.

Raqqa, inside Syria, is the headquarters of the IS. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the air strikes had hit checkpoints in Raqqa city and other areas. They also estimate a great number of IS numbers killed in the air strike.

Pentagon’s Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby said that the US operations are still “ongoing,” sparing details of their operations, but said that the US is using its jet fighters, bomber jets and Tomahawk missiles.

Targets included barracks, training camps, communication towers, explosives and munitions manufacturing centres, supply trucks, armed vehicles and command centres.

Syrian Opposition Coalition had al-Bahra said that the air strikes were necessary, but they insist that allied countries take care to avoid civilian casualties.


The Islamic State (IS) had apparently beheaded, Steven Joel Sotloff, another freelance American journalist, in an unverified video of unknown origins. However. Sotloff’s family and several US intelligence agencies believe that the video of the beheading is authentic.

The video once again showed the masked figure with a British accent, who held on to Sotloff who was wearing an orange suit, similar to James Foley’s attire when he was beheaded earlier.

Britain’s increasing tendency to support the US in delivering air strikes against ISIS in Iraq urged the group to threaten David Haines, an individual with an unknown history except for his British citizenship. The masked figure warned the world governments to avoid “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sotloff’s mother Shirley had appealed to the Islamic Caliphate of the IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for the release of her son.

The audio transcript of the video spoken by the masked man is as follows:

“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State, because of your insistence on continuing your bombings and in Amerli, Zumar and the Mosul Dam, despite our serious warnings,” the masked man said in the video, addressing U.S. President Barack Obama.

“So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari condemned the beheading as he said it was a form of “savage killing, an example of savagery and evil.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had condemned the actions, stating that it was barbaric and indicated the true nature of ISIS as savages.