Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #413--November 21, 2007

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

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I. Reports and articles:

1. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "Deaths: Leading Causes for 2004," by Melonie Heron (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 56, No. 5, November 2007, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_05.pdf

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2. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY STATISTICAL BRIEF: "Screening Colonoscopy Among U.S. Noninstitutionalized Adult Population Age 50 and Older, 2005," by Anita Soni (Statistical Brief No. 188, November 2007, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=836

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3. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES PRESS RELEASE: "Medicare Continues to Reduce Improper Claims Payments," (November 16, 2007).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=2633

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4. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ARTICLE: "The Estate Tax: Ninety Years and Counting," by Darien B. Jacobson, Brian G. Raub, and Barry W. Johnson (Statistics of Income Bulletin, Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer 2007, .pdf and Excel format, p. 118-128).

Article:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/ninetyestate.pdf

Related Data:
http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/indtaxstats/article/0,,id=96442,00.html

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5. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE FOR WELFARE AND HEALTH REPORT: "Older Australia at a glance (4th edition)," (November 2007, .pdf format, 224p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10402

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6. STATISTICS NORWAY PRESS RELEASE: "Portfolio investment abroad, 2006: Government Pension Fund dominates," (November 13, 2007).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/09/04/portinvutl_en/

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7. UK NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: "Royal couple are one in ten on diamond wedding anniversary" (Nov. 18, 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/dwa1107.pdf

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8. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "Modeling Income in the Near Term 5," by Karen E. Smith, Melissa Favreault, Caroline Ratcliffe, Barbara Butrica, Eric Toder, and Jon M. Bakija (October 2007, .pdf format, 368p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411571

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9. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: "Family Caregiving: State of the Art, Future Trends," (2007, pdf format, 126p.).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2043

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10. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU ARTICLE: "Gender Disparities in Health and Mortality," by Sandra Yin (November 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/genderdisparities.aspx

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11. AARP FACTSHEET: "Housing Trust Funds," by Andrew Kochera (November 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/housing-mobility/affordability/fs139_housing.html

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12. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL [SWIDON, UK]: "Living arrangements, health and wellbeing: a European perspective," by Harriet Young and Emily Grundy (November 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/ViewOutputPage.aspx?data=v9XrjLJ6xhHm9j9mJs%2bcY90j09GxXDD2BAa3HEzfrklzwtH84boGN09az8my4hXQqINYl3rmcdmCUkJIIdTCquSU8IzoKj4DJX%2bv5pWn6No%3d&xu=0&isAwardHolder=&isProfiled=&AwardHolderID=&Sector=

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13. ILCUSA REPORT: "ILC Policy Report" (International Longevity Center, USA, November 2007, .pdf format, 6p.). The ILC Policy Report is "a monthly compilation of longevity news and trends in the U.S. and abroad".

http://www.ilcusa.org/media/pdfs/ILC_Policy_Report_1107.pdf

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14. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "An antidepressant that extends lifespan in adult Caenorhabditis elegans," by Michael Petrascheck, Xiaolan Ye, and Linda B. Buck (Vol. 450, No. 7169, November 22, 2007, p. 553-555).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v450/n7169/abs/nature05991.html

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15. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "S-nitrosylation of peroxiredoxin 2 promotes oxidative stress-induced neuronal cell death in Parkinson's disease," by Jianguo Fang, Tomohiro Nakamura, Dong-Hyung Cho, Zezong Gu, and Stuart A. Lipton (Vol. 104, No. 47, November 20, 2007, p. 18742-18747).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/47/18742

B. "The Parkinson's disease gene DJ-1 is also a key regulator of stroke-induced damage," by Hossein Aleyasin, Maxime W. C. Rousseaux, Maryam Phillips, Raymond H. Kim, Ross J. Bland, Steve Callaghan, Ruth S. Slack, Matthew J. During, Tak W. Mak, and David S. Park (Vol. 104, No. 47, November 20, 2007, p. 18748-18753).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/47/18748

C. "Selective inhibition of NF-{kappa}B activation prevents dopaminergic neuronal loss in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease," by Anamitra Ghosh, Avik Roy, Xiaojuan Liu, Jeffrey H. Kordower, Elliott J. Mufson, Dean M. Hartley, Sankar Ghosh, R. Lee Mosley, Howard E. Gendelman, and Kalipada Pahan (Vol. 104, No. 47, November 20, 2007, p. 18754-18759).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/47/18754

D. "Selective changes of resting-state networks in individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease," by Christian Sorg, Valentin Riedl, Mark Mühlau, Vince D. Calhoun, Tom Eichele, Leonhard Läer, Alexander Drzezga, Hans Förstl, Alexander Kurz, Claus Zimmer, and Afra M. Wohlschläger (Vol. 104, No. 47, November 20, 2007, p. 18760-18765).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/47/18760

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16. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Effects of Torcetrapib in Patients at High Risk for Coronary Events," by Philip J. Barter, Mark Caulfield, Mats Eriksson, Scott M. Grundy, John J.P. Kastelein, Michel Komajda, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Lori Mosca, Jean-Claude Tardif, David D. Waters, Charles L. Shear, James H. Revkin, Kevin A. Buhr, Marian R. Fisher, Alan R. Tall, and Bryan Brewer, for the ILLUMINATE Investigators (Vol. 357, No. 21, November 22, 2007, p. 2109-2122).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/357/21/2109

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17. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Obesity-Related Plasma Hemodilution and PSA Concentration Among Men With Prostate Cancer," by Lionel L. Bañez, Robert J. Hamilton, Alan W. Partin, Robin T. Vollmer, Leon Sun, Carmen Rodriguez, Yiting Wang, Martha K. Terris, William J. Aronson, Joseph C. Presti Jr., Christopher J. Kane, Christopher L. Amling, Judd W. Moul, and Stephen J. Freedland (Vol. 298, No. 19, November 21, 2007, p. 2275-2280).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/298/19/2275

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18. TIME ARTICLE: "Not Your Mother's Retirement Community," by Dan Kadlec (Vol. 170, No. 22, November 26, 2007).

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1684545,00.html

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II. Working Papers:

19. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER: "How do Immigrants Fare in Retirement?" by Purvi Sevak and Lucie Schmidt (WP 2007-169, October 2007, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=532

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20. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE [UK]: "Towards Lifetime Neighbourhoods: Designing Sustainable Communities For All," by Ed Harding (November 2007, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/record.jsp?type=publication&ID=22

Scroll down to "Download a PDF".

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21. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Born To Be Mild? Cohort Effects Don't (Fully) Explain Why Well-Being Is U-Shaped in Age," by Andrew E. Clark (Discussion Paper No. 3170, November 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

The statistical analysis of cross-section data very often reveals a U-shaped relationship between subjective well-being and age. This paper uses fourteen waves of British panel data to distinguish between two potential explanations of this shape: a pure life-cycle or aging effect, and a fixed cohort effect depending on year of birth. Panel analysis controlling for fixed effects continues to produce a U-shaped relationship between well-being and age, although this U-shape is flatter for life satisfaction than for the GHQ measure of mental well-being. The pattern of the estimated cohort effects also differs between the two well-being measures and, to an extent, by demographic group. In particular, those born earlier report more positive GHQ scores, controlling for their current age; this phenomenon is especially prevalent for women.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3170.pdf

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III. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

22. Clinical Gerontologist (Vol. 31, No. 2, October 2007).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/haworth/cg/2007/00000031/00000002

23. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 14, No. 6, 2007).

http://www.ejpc.eu.com/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=91321&IssueID=81

24. Journal of Aging Studies (Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2007). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issues.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08904065

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25. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of November 21, 2007:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of November 21, 2007:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of November 21, 2007:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of November 21, 2007:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of November 21, 2007:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of November 21, 2007:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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IV. Books:

26. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults edited by Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ann Steffen, and Larry W. Thompson (2008, ISBN: 978-0-387-72006-7, 352p.).

http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=L64eabM1070e9S29a4014Pa5afe13

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V. Funding Opportunities:

27. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "National Study of Disability Trends and Dynamics (U01)," (RFA-AG-08-007, National Institute on Aging, November 15, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-08-007.html

B. "Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1)," (PAR-08-026, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, November 16, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-026.html

C. "Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Pilot Project Award (SC2)," (PAR-08-027, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, November 16, 2007).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-027.html

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28. CIVIC VENTURES: "The Purpose Prize for Americans Leading With Experience." "The Purpose Prize awards $100,000 each to five innovators who are taking on society's biggest challenges. It's for those with the passion and experience to discover new opportunities, create new programs, and make lasting change." Nomination close March 1, 2008. For more information see:

http://www.leadwithexperience.org/prize/

More information about CV:

http://www.leadwithexperience.org/prize/about/aboutcivicventures.cfm

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VI. Websites of Interest:

29. CARING.COM: This web site "was created to help [people who] care for aging parents and other loved ones." The site provides a variety of resources to people who are providing care for others (information on end-of-life, financial, health, and legal issues are available).

http://www.caring.com/

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Charlie

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