Saturday, December 27, 2008

Telomere article from 2003

I had no idea that people have been talking about telomerase activation since 2003. Maybe even earlier.

Check out this article from January 2003.

Could extending telomeres, those bits of DNA at the ends of chromosomes in cells, prolong lives?

Some scientists think so.

Researchers in the United States, who discovered that elderly people with longer telomeres lived five to six years longer than people with shorter ones, think increasing the length of telomeres could be a possible key to a longer life.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Does TA-65 really cost $25,000??

From Newsweek magazine
Telomere biologist Bill Andrews of Sierra Sciences is taking a telomerase-boosting supplement called TA-65. "I believe it's safer than driving my car to work," he says. Since he started taking it a year and a half ago, Andrews says he has moved from the back of the pack to the front in 100-mile runs known as ultramarathons. But don't expect to find TA-65 at your local Vitamin Shoppe. It is available only from TA Sciences—for $25,000 a year.
Newsweek has it wrong. TA-65 costs less than $25,000. Prices are listed on the Patton Protocol page. And a good part of the fees come from testing your biomarkers of aging.