Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #419--January 10, 2008

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. Data:

1. LUXEMBOURG INCOME STUDY: On Jan. 9, 2008, LIS announced: "New Wave 6 data are available for United States 2004 and Finland 2004."

Data information for US:

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/us/usindex.htm

Data information for Finland:

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/fi/fiindex.htm

More information about LIS, including data access information:

http://www.lisproject.org/

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORT: "International Update, December 2007" (January 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2007-12/index.html

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3. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES NEWS RELEASES:

A. "CMS Issues Proposed Rule To Expand Plan Choices To Medicare Beneficiaries With Limited Incomes And Resources" (Jan. 7, 2008). At the bottom of the news release there is a link to the proposed rule (.pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=2808&intNumPerPage=10&checkDate=&checkKey=&srchType=1&numDays=3500&srchOpt=0&srchData=&srchO pt=0&srchData=&keywordType=All&chkNewsType=1%2C+2%2C+3%2C+4%2C+5&intPage=&showAll=&pYear=&year=&desc=&cboOrder=date

B. "Medicare to Provide Better Oversight of Suppliers of Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies" (Jan. 8, 2008).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=2811&intNumPerPage=10&checkDate=&checkKey=&srchType=1&numDays=3500&srchOpt=0&srchData=&srchO pt=0&srchData=&keywordType=All&chkNewsType=1%2C+2%2C+3%2C+4%2C+5&intPage=&showAll=&pYear=&year=&desc=&cboOrder=date

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4. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING NEWS RELEASE: "25 Million Dollars (22.048 Million US dollars) for accommodation for aged and disadvantaged" (JE08/01, Jan. 10, 2008).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je001.htm

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5. AGEING RESEARCH ONLINE [AUSTRALIA] Periodical: Ageing Research Online Newsletter (Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2007, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.aro.gov.au/aro/NewsletterFiles/ARO%20Newsletter%20December%202007.pdf

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6. CATO INSTITUTE: Cato Unbound Essay and Responses: "Do We Need Death? The Consequences of Radical Life Extension," with essays by Aubrey de Grey, Diana Schaub, Ronald Bailey, Daniel Callahan, and David Boaz (December 2007, all essays in HTML except for Boaz, which is .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.cato-unbound.org/issues/do-we-need-death/

More information about Cato Unbound:

http://www.cato-unbound.org/about-cato-unbound/

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7. AARP REPORT, REPORTS, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

A. "The Virgin Islands and Long-Term Care: A Survey of AARP Members," by Crystal M. Glover (December 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/reference/memberopinions/vi_ltc_07.html

B. "Guarding the Guardians: Promising Practices for Court Monitoring," by Naomi Karp and Erica F. Wood (December 2007, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/legal/guardianships/2007_21_guardians.html

C. "It's Good to Be Green: Socially Conscious Shopping Behaviors Among Boomers" (December 2007, executive summary, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/reference/boomers/green_boomers.html

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8. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE BRIEF: "Pension Wealth and Income: 1992, 1998, and 2004," by Olga Sorokina, Anthony Webb, and Dan Muldoon (IB#8-1, January 2008, .pdf format, 10p.). Links to an introduction and full text are available at:

http://crr.bc.edu/briefs/pension_wealth_and_income_1992_1998_and_2004.html

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9. RESEARCH CENTER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE, TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY REPORT: "Above Ground: Information on Artists III Special Focus New York City Aging Artists," by Joan Jeffri (2007, .pdf format, 209p.)

http://www.tc.edu/rcac/pdf/IOA_III_Aging_FULL_REPORT_Final.pdf

More information about RCAC:

http://www.tc.edu/rcac/

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10. CARING CHOICES [UK] REPORT: "The Future of Care Funding: Time for a change," (January 2007, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.caringchoices.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/the-future-of-care-funding-final-report-jan08.pdf

More information about Caring Choices:

http://www.caringchoices.org.uk/index.php?page_id=17

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11. NATIONAL ACADEMY ON AN AGING SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: "Public Policy& Aging E-Newsletter" (Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2008).

http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/publications/public_policy/2008newsletterv2n1.htm

More information on NAAS:

http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/about/index.html

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12. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Stepwise dynamics of epitaxially growing single amyloid fibrils," by Miklos S.Z. Kellermayer, Árpad Karsai, Margit Benke, Katalin Soos, and Botond Penke (Vol. 105, No. 1, Jan. 8, 2008, p. 141-144).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/105/1/141?etoc

B. "The Parkinson's disease protein {alpha}-synuclein disrupts cellular Rab homeostasis," by Aaron D. Gitler, Brooke J. Bevis, James Shorter, Katherine E. Strathearn, Shusei Hamamichi, Linhui Julie Su, Kim A. Caldwell, Guy A. Caldwell, Jean-Christophe Rochet, J. Michael McCaffery, Charles Barlowe, and Susan Lindquist (Vol. 105, No. 1, Jan. 8, 2008, p. 145-150).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/105/1/145?etoc

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13. SCIENCE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Recognition of a Ubiquitous Self Antigen by Prostate Cancer-Infiltrating CD8+ T Lymphocytes," by Peter A. Savage, Keith Vosseller, Chulho Kang, Kevin Larimore, Elyn Riedel, Kathleen Wojnoonski, Achim A. Jungbluth, and James P. Allison (Vol. 319, No. 5860, Jan. 11, 2008, p. 215-220.).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/319/5860/215

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14. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CAPITOL HEALTH CALL EXTRACT: "Nursing Homes Scrutinized," by Mike Mitka (Vol. 299, No. 2, Jan. 9/16, 2008, p. 163).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/299/2/163

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15. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL EDITORIAL EXTRACT: "Diabetes, cognitive impairment, and dementia" (Vol. 336, No. 7634, Jan. 5, 2008, .p 6.).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7634/6

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III. Working Papers:

16. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROGRAM IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES:

A. "Height, Health and Cognitive Function at Older Ages," by Anne Case and Christina Paxson (January 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.princeton.edu/~rpds/downloads/Case_Paxson_Height_Health_and_Cognitive_Function.pdf

B. "Additional Materials for "Height, Health and Cognitive Function at Older Ages," by Anne Case and Christina Paxson (January 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.princeton.edu/~rpds/downloads/Case_Paxson_Cog_Function_Additional.pdf

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

17. Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 65, No. 1, February 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol65/issue1/

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18. 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 Jan. 9, 2008:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Jan. 9, 2008:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Jan. 9, 2008:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Jan. 9, 2008:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Jan. 9, 2008:

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

F. Ophthalmology Research: Literature for the week of Jan. 9, 2008:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

19. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (R01)" (PAR-08-065, Jan. 8, 2008, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-065.html

B. "NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (R21) (PAR-08-066, Jan. 8, 2008, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-066.html

C. "NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (P01, P20, P50, P60, U01, U10, U54) (PAR-08-067, Jan. 8, 2007, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-067.html

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VI. Conferences:

20. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM: Conferencealerts.com has recently updated its Gerontology conference pages.

http://www.conferencealerts.com/aging.htm

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VII. Websites of Interest:

21. US National Institutes of Health Seniorhealth.gov update. Seniorhealth.gov has added a section on "Participating in Clinical Trials." (January, 2008).

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/participatinginclinicaltrials/toc.html

Seniorhealth.gov

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/listoftopics.html

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VIII. Bibliography Updates:

22. Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Baxter, Marianne. Social Security as a Financial Asset: Gender-Specific Risks and Returns.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA; pp26

Smith, James P. The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Over the Life-Course. The Journal of Human Resources. 2007; 42(4):739.

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