September 2015 - Bioscience Americas

September 2015

Hilton Hotels Expands to Colombia

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today the signing of two franchise license agreements to convert two Hotel Cosmos hotels in Bogotá into DoubleTree by Hilton properties, marking the entry of the brand into Colombia. DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá Parque 93 and DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá Calle 100 are expected to open in December 2015 and February 2016, respectively. Both hotels will be operated by Cosmos Hotels, one of Colombia’s most-recognized hotel brands for over thirty years. “We [...]

Diabetes May Be a Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that two recent studies show blood-sugar levels can affect the brain—-adding new evidence that diabetes might be a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found in a study of mice that raising blood sugar to abnormally high levels corresponded with increased production in the brain of amyloid beta, a protein thought to be an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease. In [...]