Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #533 -- April 22, 2010

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. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY BRIEF, REPORT:

A. "Distributional Effects of Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax," by Dave Shoffner (Policy Brief No. 2010-01, April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

PDF:

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2010-01.pdf

HTML:

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2010-01.html

B. "SSI Monthly Statistics, March 2010," (April 2010, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2010-03/index.html

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2. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Poorly Performing Nursing Homes: Special Focus Facilities Are Often Improving, but CMS's Program Could Be Strengthened," (GAO-10-197, March 2010, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-197

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3. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "Trends in Health Status and Health Care Use Among Older Men," by Mabel Crescioni, Yelena Gorina, Linda Bilheimer, and Richard F. Gillum (National Health Statistics Report, No. 24, April 21, 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr024.pdf

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4. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES PRESS RELEASE: "CMS Proposes Policy and Payment Rate Changes For Inpatient Stays in Acute Care and Long-Term Care Hospitals in FY 2011," (April 19, 2010).

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3717

Rule announcement from the Federal Register:

http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-09163_PI.pdf

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5. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORTS:

A. "Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care," (AIHW bulletin no. 78, April 2010, .pdf, Rich-text, and zipped Rich-text format, 24p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/11314

B. "Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care : an analysis using the PIAC cohort," (Data linkage series no. 9, April 2010, .pdf, Rich-text, and zipped Rich-text format, 92p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/11315

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6. MINISTRY OF HEALTH, LABOR, AND WELFARE [JAPAN] REPORT: "Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care," (April 2010, .pdf format).

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-hss/siel-index.html

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7. NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES BRIEF: "Pedestrian fatalities among the elderly," (April 2010, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/monthlyfactsheets/older_pedestrian_brief_0410.pdf

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8. CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES] REPORT: "Survey of California Voters 40 and Older on Long-Term Care," (April 2010, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=409

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9. AARP REPORT: "Older Americans in Poverty: A Snapshot," by Ellen O'Brien, Ke Bin Wu, and David Baer (April 2010, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/ppi/econ-sec/low-income/articles/2010-03-poverty.html

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10. BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PAPER: "The Financial Crisis' Effects on the Alternatives for Public Pensions," by Douglas J. Elliott (April 2010, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2010/0420_public_pensions_elliott.aspx

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11. URBAN INSTITUTE BRIEF: "Opportunity and Ownership over the Life Cycle," by Signe-Mary McKernan, C. Eugene Steuerle, and Serena Lei (No. 11, April 2010, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412074.html

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12. ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE POLICY BRIEF: "Social security and the federal budget," by Monique Morrissey and Anna Turner (Policy Brief No. 261, April 2010, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/bp261/

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13. JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION [UK] REPORT: "Telling the story of Hartfields: A new retirement village for the twenty-first century," by Karen Croucher and Mark Bevan (April 2010, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/hartfields-village

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14. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 10, No. 8, Apr. 21, 2010).

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

More information about FCA:

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=349

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15. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "Caspase activation precedes and leads to tangles," by Alix de Calignon, Leora M. Fox, Rose Pitstick, George A. Carlson, Brian J. Bacskai, Tara L. Spires-Jones and Bradley T. Hyman (Vol. 464, No. 7292, April 22, 2010, p. 1201-1204).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v464/n7292/abs/nature08890.html

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

A. "Reasoning about social conflicts improves into old age," by Igor Grossmann, Jinkyung Na, Michael E. W. Varnum, Denise C. Park, Shinobu Kitayama, and Richard E. Nisbett (Vol. 107, No. 16, April 20, 2010, p. 7246-7250).

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/16/7246.abstract

B. "Dynamic O-GlcNAc cycling at promoters of Caenorhabditis elegans genes regulating longevity, stress, and immunity," by Dona C. Love, Salil Ghosh, Michelle A. Mondoux, Tetsunari Fukushige, Peng Wang, Mark A. Wilson, Wendy B. Iser, Catherine A. Wolkow, Michael W. Krause, and John A. Hanover (Vol. 107, No. 16, April 20, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 7413-7418). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open-access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/16/7413.abstract

C. "Clinical response and miR-29b predictive significance in older AML patients treated with a 10-day schedule of decitabine," by William Blum, Ramiro Garzon, Rebecca B. Klisovic, Sebastian Schwind, Alison Walker, Susan Geyer, Shujun Liu, Violaine Havelange, Heiko Becker, Larry Schaaf, Jon Mickle, Hollie Devine, Cheryl Kefauver, Steven M. Devine, Kenneth K. Chan, Nyla A. Heerema, Clara D. Bloomfield, Michael R. Grever, John C. Byrd, Miguel Villalona-Calero, Carlo M. Croce, and Guido Marcucci (Vol. 107, No. 16, April 20, 2010, p. 7473-7478).

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/16/7473.abstract

D. "Structural characterization of bisretinoid A2E photocleavage products and implications for age-related macular degeneration," by Yalin Wu, Emiko Yanase, Xidong Feng, Marshall M. Siegel, and Janet R. Sparrow (Vol. 107, No. 16, April 20, 2010, p. 7246-7250).

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/16/7275.abstract

E. "Genome-wide association study of advanced age-related macular degeneration identifies a role of the hepatic lipase gene (LIPC)," by Benjamin M. Neale, Jesen Fagerness, Robyn Reynolds, Lucia Sobrin, Margaret Parker, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Perciliz L. Tan, Edwin C. Oh, Joanna E. Merriam, Eric Souied, Paul S. Bernstein, Binxing Li, Jeanne M. Frederick, Kang Zhang, Milam A. Brantley, Jr., Aaron Y. Lee, Donald J. Zack, Betsy Campochiaro, Peter Campochiaro, Stephan Ripke, R. Theodore Smith, Gaetano R. Barile, Nicholas Katsanis, Rando Allikmets, Mark J. Daly, and Johanna M. Seddon (Vol. 107, No. 16, April 20, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 7395-7400). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open-access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/16/7395.abstract

F. "Genetic variants near TIMP3 and high-density lipoprotein-associated loci influence susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration," by Wei Chen, Dwight Stambolian, Albert O. Edwards, Kari E. Branham, Mohammad Othman, Johanna Jakobsdottir, Nirubol Tosakulwong, Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Peter A. Campochiaro, Michael L. Klein, Perciliz L. Tan, Yvette P. Conley, Atsuhiro Kanda, Laura Kopplin, Yanming Li, Katherine J. Augustaitis, Athanasios J. Karoukis, William K. Scott, Anita Agarwal, Jaclyn L. Kovach, Stephen G. Schwartz, Eric A. Postel, Matthew Brooks, Keith H. Baratz, William L. Brown, Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT) Research Group, Alexander J. Brucker, Anton Orlin, Gary Brown, Allen Ho, Carl Regillo, Larry Donoso, Lifeng Tian, Brian Kaderli, Dexter Hadley, Stephanie A. Hagstrom, Neal S. Peachey, Ronald Klein, Barbara E. K. Klein, Norimoto Gotoh, Kenji Yamashiro, Frederick Ferris III, Jesen A. Fagerness, Robyn Reynolds, Lindsay A. Farrer, Ivana K. Kim, Joan W. Miller, Marta Cort, Angel Carracedo, Manuel Sanchez-Salorio, Elizabeth W. Pugh, Kimberly F. Doheny, Maria Brion, Margaret M. DeAngelis, Daniel E. Weeks, Donald J. Zack, Emily Y. Chew, John R. Heckenlively, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Sudha K. Iyengar, Peter J. Francis, Nicholas Katsanis, Johanna M. Seddon, Jonathan L. Haines, Michael B. Gorin, Gonlo R. Abecasis, and Anand Swaroop (Vol. 107, No. 16, April 20, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 7401-7406). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open-access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/16/7401.abstract

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17. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLES:

A. "Seasonal Synchronization of Influenza in the United States Older Adult Population," by Julia B. Wenger and Elena N. Naumova (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10187. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010187, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010187

B. "Characterization of Age-Dependent and Progressive Cortical Neuronal Degeneration in Presenilin Conditional Mutant Mice," by Mary Wines-Samuelson, Eva C. Schulte, Miriam J. Smith, Chiye Aoki, Xinran Liu, Raymond J. Kelleher, III, and Jie Shen (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10195. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010195, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010195

C. "A Novel Endogenous Indole Protects Rodent Mitochondria and Extends Rotifer Lifespan," by Burkhard Poeggeler, Kumar Sambamurti, Sandra L. Siedlak, George Perry, Mark A. Smith, and Miguel A. Pappolla (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10206. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010206, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010206

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18. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Effects of {beta}-blockers and calcium-channel blockers on within-individual variability in blood pressure and risk of stroke," by Peter M. Rothwell, Sally C. Howard, Eamon Dolan, Eoin O'Brien, Joanna E. Dobson, Bjorn Dahlof, Neil R. Poulter, and Peter S. Sever, on behalf of the ASCOT-BPLA and MRC Trial Investigators (Vol. 9, No. 5, May 2010, p. 469-480).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2810%2970066-1/abstract

B. "Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and risk of transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke: a genetic association study," by Patrick F. Chinnery, Hannah R. Elliott, Anila Syed, and Peter M. Rothwell (Vol. 9, No. 5, May 2010, p. 498-503).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2810%2970083-1/abstract

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19. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "The impact of advance care planning on end of life care in elderly patients: randomised controlled trial," by Karen M. Detering, Andrew D. Hancock, Michael C. Reade, and William Silvester (BMJ 2010;340:c1345, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/340/mar23_1/c1345

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II. Working Papers:

20. WORLD BANK: "Designing the payout phase of funded pension pillars in central and eastern European countries," by Dimitri Vittas, Heinz Rudolph, and John Pollner (WPS No. 5276, April 2010, .pdf and ASCII format, 69p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20100421103114

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21. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilation is for Apr. 11, 2010.

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-age

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

22. Journal of Aging and Social Policy (Vol. 22, No. 2, 2010).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g921133823

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23. Research on Aging (Vol. 32, No. 3, May 2010).

http://roa.sagepub.com/content/vol32/issue3/?etoc

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24. 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 April 19, 2010:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of April 19, 2010:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of April 19, 2010:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of April 19, 2010:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of April 19, 2010:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of April 19, 2010:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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IV. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

25. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: "Supporting States Developing Evidence-Based Disease Prevention Programs and Delivery Systems," (April 2010, .pdf and Word format, 37p.). The Application Due Date is May 25, 2010.

PDF:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/FY10_EBDP_TA_PA.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/FY10_EBDP_TA_PA.doc

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26. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN INSTITUTE ON AGING:

A. "Predoctoral Opportunity: Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases," (.pdf format, 1p.). Note: The deadline for applications is May 21, 2010.

http://biologyofaging.wisc.edu/openings/PredocFlyer_4_12_10.pdf

B. "NIH Training Grant: Postdoctoral Opportunity," (.pdf format, 1p.). Note: The deadline for applications is May 21, 2010.

http://biologyofaging.wisc.edu/openings/PosterPostDoc4_12_10.pdf

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V. Conferences:

27. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON HEALTH: "NIH State-of-the-Science Conference: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline," (April 26-28; Bethesda, Maryland).

http://consensus.nih.gov/2010/alz.htm

Note: If you cannot attend in person, you can register to view the conference via a live Webcast.

http://consensus-nih.org/omar-public/conferences/adcd/cannotattend.aspx

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28. BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: "Futures of Ageing: Science, Technology and the Body," (London, UK: July 19, 2010).

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/ageing

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

29. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY HEARING TESTIMONY: "Oversight Hearing on Social Security Administration Field Office Service Delivery," a hearing held April 15, 2010 (.pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Hearings/hearingDetails.aspx?NewsID=11124

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30. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Aging in Place: The National Broadband Plan and Bringing Health Care Technology Home," a hearing held April 22, 2010 (statements are in .pdf format).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=324102&

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VII. Websites of Interest:

31. MEDICARE.GOV WEBSITE UPDATES: The following sites were updated on Apr. 16 & 22, 2010: "Nursing Home Compare"; "Supplier Directory"; and "Helpful Contacts."

http://www.medicare.gov/Updates.asp

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Thanks,

Charlie

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