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Hello All!

Hope you are all surviving and thriving in these crazy economic and political times. During stressful periods like what we are seeing now it becomes even more important to stay healthy, de-stressed and on a positive TA track.

This is the first in a series of newsletters designed to keep you abreast of happenings in the world of age management, age intervention and HEALTHSPAN improvement. We will issue these newsletters from time to time and welcome your input or suggestions for content as we go along. Feel free to email me (info@tasciences.com) any time with your ideas, comments or anecdotes.

Thanks!

Greta B and the TA Team

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"Genetic Clues to Predicting Lifespan"

Inside Chromosomes Are Telomeres That Age As We Age, and May Serve As Indicators of How Long We'll Live"

by Cathryn Delude

March 2, 2009 (LA Times, p. F4) -- Wrinkles may betray our age externally, but our cells divulge their age -- and chronicle life's toll -- at the tips of our chromosomes. These tips, called telomeres, may also foretell our risk of early death. Telomeres are the protective caps made of repetitive chunks of DNA that keep the rest of the gene-laden chromosome from disastrously unraveling. But they lose bits of themselves with each cell division, so over a lifetime, like a counter, telomeres shorten. Eventually, shortened telomeres send cells into senescence, a retirement-like state in which they no longer divide or remain active but do not die. Senescent cells in our skin make us look withered; in our immune system, they make us susceptible to the diseases of aging such as heart disease, heart failure, diabetes and what's called a "failure to thrive."

Ultimately, if we could better understand the connections between telomeres and longer, healthier lives, we might know how to protect or enhance those chromosome tips. That might not require new drugs, but simply following what we already know about a healthy lifestyle. Read more >>

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There has been so much “controversy” over the removal of resveratrol from TA Support Packs. With most issues that have to do with supplementation, health and wellness, there are always pro’s and con’s. In an effort to keep you abreast of the latest information on these  issues, we will forward articles of interest and we will point out both the pro's and con's where possible.

Herewith is an assortment of articles with varying slants on the resveratrol question.

"Life-Extending Protein Can Also Have Damaging Effects On Brain Cells"

July 2, 2008 (ScienceDaily) - Proteins widely believed to protect against aging can actually cause oxidative damage in mammalian brain cells, according to a new report in the July Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press. The findings suggest that the proteins can have both proaging and protective functions, depending on the circumstances, the researchers said. "Sirtuins are very important proteins," said Valter Longo of USC. "Overexpression can protect in some cases, and in other cases, it may do the opposite. It has to do with the fact that they do so many things." Read more >>

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Sex and the City's" Kim Cattrall and Noel Thomas Patton at a luncheon benefitting the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's charity

Dr. Frederic Vagnini, a T.A. associate and host of WOR radio's "The Heart Show"; co-discoverer of the telomerase gene and top telomere biologist Dr. Bill Andrews; and Dr. Joseph Raffaele of Manhattan's Physioage Medical Group share a moment at a Telomere Talk event at TA HQ in NY

Dr. Mehmet Oz, Greta Blackburn and T.A. Sciences Founder Noel Thomas Patton at a luncheon benefitting Dr. Oz's Health Corps

"House of Style's" Tim Gunn and T.A.'s Greta B. during New York Fashion Week

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The information provided in this newsletter and on T.A. Sciences’ website is intended for educational purposes only and is not to be used as a substitute for medical evaluation by a licensed medical practitioner. All content is based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of the T.A. Sciences’ staff and community. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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