Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #527 -- March 11, 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. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study announced on Mar. 4, 2010: "Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures of Pre-Retirees (Version 3.0) Data."

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news278

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2. HUMAN MORTALITY DATABASE UPDATE: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database.

Mar. 5, 2010: Data for Austria and Slovak Republic were revised and updated through 2008

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/cgi-bin/hmd/DataAvailability.php

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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II. Reports and articles:

3. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORT: "Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas, 2009," (March 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 198p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2008-2009/americas/index.html

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4. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE REPORT: "The Nexus between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse," by Christopher D. Maxwell and Rebecca J. G. Stone (March 2010, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/229913.pdf

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5. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Charging levels and structures in money-purchase pension schemes: Report of a quantitative survey," by Andrew Croll, Ed Vargeson and Alex Lewis (Research Report No. 630, March 2010, .pdf format, 123p.).

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_630.asp

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6. AUSTRALIAN HOUSING AND URBAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE REPORT: "Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners," by Bruce Judd, Diana Olsberg, Joanne Quinn, Lucy Groenhart and Oya Demirbilek (March 2010, .pdf format, 323p.).

http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/70392_fr

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7. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "The problem of osteoporotic hip fracture in Australia," (AIHW Bulletin No. 76, March 2010, .pdf and zipped .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10695

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8. UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REPORT: "Older-age parents and the AIDS epidemic in Thailand: Changing impacts in the era of antiretroviral therapy," by John Knodel, Jiraporn Kespichayawattana, Chanpen Saengtienchai, and Suvinee Wiwatwanich (March 2010, .pdf format, 71p.).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1378

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9. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "Should You Convert A Traditional IRA Into A Roth IRA?" by Richard W. Kopcke and Francis M. Vitagliano (Issue Brief 10-5, March 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://crr.bc.edu/preview/should_you_convert_a_traditional_ira_into_a_roth_ira_.html

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10. JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION [UK] REPORT: "Funding social care: what service users say," by Peter Beresford (March 2010, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/funding-social-care

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11. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "How Did Older Workers Fare in 2009?" by Richard W. Johnson and Corina Mommaerts (March 2010, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412039.html

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12. ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION REPORT: "2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures," (March 2010, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_figures.asp?type=homepage

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13. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "The 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey: Confidence Stabilizing, But Preparations Continue to Erode," by Ruth Helman, Craig Copeland, and Jack VanDerhei (EBRI Issue Brief No. 340, March 2010, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=4488

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14. LEVY ECONOMICS INSTITUTE OF BARD COLLEGE [ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY] ISSUE BRIEF: "The Trouble with Pensions: Toward an Alternative Public Policy to Support Retirement," by Yeva Nersisyan and L. Randall Wray (Public Policy Brief No. 109, March 2010, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1237

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15. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: "The effects of shocks in early life mortality on later life expectancy and mortality compression: A cohort analysis," by Mikko Myrskyla (Vol. 22, Article 12, March 2010, .pdf format, p. 289-320).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol22/12/default.htm

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16. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Arboreality has allowed for the evolution of increased longevity in mammals," by Milena R. Shattuck and Scott A. Williams (Vol. 107, No. 10, March 9, 2010, p. 4635-4639).

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/10/4635.abstract

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17. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "B-cell-derived lymphotoxin promotes castration-resistant prostate cancer," by Massimo Ammirante, Jun-Li Luo, Sergei Grivennikov, Sergei Nedospasov & Michael Karin (Vol. 464, No. 7286, March 11, 2010, p. 302-305).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v464/n7286/abs/nature08782.html

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18. SCIENCE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Sestrin as a Feedback Inhibitor of TOR That Prevents Age-Related Pathologies," by Jun Hee Lee, Andrei V. Budanov, Eek Joong Park, Ryan Birse, Teddy E. Kim, Guy A. Perkins, Karen Ocorr, Mark H. Ellisman, Rolf Bodmer, Ethan Bier, and Michael Karin (Vol. 327, No. 5970, March 5, 2010, p. 1223-1228).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/327/5970/1223

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19. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLES:

A. "Fatal Transmissible Amyloid Encephalopathy: A New Type of Prion Disease Associated with Lack of Prion Protein Membrane Anchoring," by Bruce Chesebro, Brent Race, Kimberly Meade-White, Rachel LaCasse, Richard Race, Mikael Klingeborn, James Striebel, David Dorward, Gillian McGovern, and Martin Jeffrey (PLoS Pathog 6(3): e1000800. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000800, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 14p.).

http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1000800

Related NIH Press Release:

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2010/niaid-04.htm

B. "Pathogenic Polyglutamine Tracts Are Potent Inducers of Spontaneous Sup35 and Rnq1 Amyloidogenesis," by Heike Goehler, Anja Droge, Rudi Lurz, Sigrid Schnoegl, Yury O. Chernoff, and Erich E. Wanker (PLoS ONE 5(3): e9642. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009642, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009642

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20. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration prior to providing access to content. "Apixaban versus enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after knee replacement (ADVANCE-2): a randomised double-blind trial," by Michael Rud Lassen, Gary E. Raskob, Alexander Gallus, Graham Pineo, Dalei Chen, and Philip Hornick, the ADVANCE-2 investigators (Vol. 375, No. 9717, March 6, 2010, p. 807-815).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2962125-5/abstract

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21. NATURE MEDICINE ARTICLE, LETTER ABSTRACTS:

A. "An oncogene-tumor suppressor cascade drives metastatic prostate cancer by coordinately activating Ras and nuclear factor-{kappa}B," by Junxia Min, Alexander Zaslavsky, Giuseppe Fedele, Sara K. McLaughlin, Elizabeth E. Reczek, Thomas De Raedt, Isil Guney, David E. Strochlic, Laura E. MacConaill, Rameen Beroukhim, Roderick T. Bronson, Sandra Ryeom, William C. Hahn, Massimo Loda & Karen Cichowski (Vol. 16, No. 3, March 2010, p. 286-294).

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v16/n3/abs/nm.2100.html

B. "Pharmacological inhibition of gut-derived serotonin synthesis is a potential bone anabolic treatment for osteoporosis," by Vijay K. Yadav, Santhanam Balaji, Padmanaban S Suresh, X. Sherry Liu, Xin Lu, Zhishan Li, X. Edward Guo, J. John Mann, Anil K. Balapure, Michael D. Gershon, Rudraiah Medhamurthy, Marc Vidal, Gerard Karsenty, & Patricia Ducy (Vol. 16, No. 3, March 2010, p. 308-312).

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v16/n3/abs/nm.2098.html

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III. Working Papers:

22. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER: "Participation and Contributions in Tax-deferred Retirement Accounts: Evidence from Social Security Records," by Marjorie Honig and Irena Dushi (WP 2010-219, February 2010, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=682

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23. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK: "Social Security, Benefit Claiming, and Labor Force Participation: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Approach," by Selahattin Imrohoroglu and Sagiri Kitao (Staff Report No. 436, March 2010, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr436.html

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24. INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL STUDIES [LONDON, UK]: "Releasing jobs for the young? Early retirement and youth unemployment in the United Kingdom," by James Banks, Richard Blundell, Antoine Bozio and Carl Emmerson (W10/02, March 2010, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/4785

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25. MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE OF DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH: "Adaptive trade-off in C. capitata is a characteristic feature of the long-lived subpopulation," by Alexei Romanioukha, Arseniy S. Karkach, James R. Carey, and Anatoli I. Yashin (WP-2010-019, February 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

Abstract:

The conception of the cost of reproduction provides an important insight on connection between fertility and life span in living organisms. Despite substantial progress in understanding this connection many important features of fertility-longevity trade-off are masked by confounding factors, and remain poorly understood. We performed reanalysis of experimental data on fertility and longevity in medflies and discovered a physiological fertility-longevity trade-off especially pronounced in the long lived fraction of the population. The presence of such trade-off suggests existence of common metabolic resource shared between reproduction and somatic maintenance in a fly. We show that in addition to sugar, protein and any other essential components of the yeast the presence of at least one more component in the diet is required to explain the adaptive trade-off between longevity and reproduction in response to environmental conditions. We suggest and discuss a principle of dynamic resource allocation which explains the fertility-longevity trade-off phenomenon for these flies. Adaptive allocation of metabolic and other resources allows flies to tailor their life history parameters to the environment. Due to limitations of the physiological adaptation different individuals may be genetically "preadapted" to different living conditions thus contributing to population stability and heterogeneity.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2010-019.pdf

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26. 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 Feb. 27, 2010.

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

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

27. Ageing International (Vol. 35, No. 1, March 2010).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/t63hk3104476/?p=f12c942c00724977bf3d9bf8f29393ca&pi=0

28. Ageing and Society (Vol. 30, No. 3, April 2010).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=ASO&volumeId=30&issueId=03&iid=7321884

29. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 171, No. 6, Mar. 15, 2010).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol171/issue6/index.dtl?etoc

30. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010).

http://www.ejpc.eu.com/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=522991&IssueID=102

31. Experimental Aging Research (Vol. 36, No. 2, 2010).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713722867~db=all/title~db=all~content=g919685024

32. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 18, No. 2, April 2010).

http://hk.humankinetics.com/JAPA/currentIssue.cfm

33. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2010).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/h087w68w3822/?p=84ac8602135244a982219517b6942c8e&pi=0

34. Medical Care (Vol. 48, Nos. 2 & 3, Feb./March 2010).

Vol. 2:

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2010/02000

Vol. 3:

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/pages/currenttoc.aspx

35. Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 67, No. 2, April 2010).

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol67/issue2/

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36. 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 March 8, 2010:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of March 8, 2010:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of March 8, 2010:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of March 8, 2010:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of March 8, 2010:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of March 8, 2010:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

37. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "SHIFT Award: Small Businesses Helping Investigators to Fuel the Translation of Scientific Discoveries [SBIR: R43/R44]," (PA-10-122, March 5, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-122.html

B. "Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)," (PAR-10-116, a reissue of PAR-08-101, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-116.html

C. "Recovery Act Limited Competition: The NIH Directors ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce (DP4)," (RFA-OD-10-013, March 5, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-10-013.html

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38. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:

A. "National Consumer Protection Technical Resource Center" (HHS-2010-AoA-NP-1011, application deadline is Apr. 26, 2010). For more information see (.pdf and Microsoft Word format, 42p.):

.pdf:

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

Word:

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

B. "National Education and Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning," (HHS-2009-AoA-PN-1015, application deadline is May 3, 2010). For more information see (.pdf and Microsoft Word format, 43p.):

pdf:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/FY10_WomenRetirementPA_508_3_4_2010.pdf

Word:

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2010/FY10_WomenRetirementPA_508_3_4_2010.doc

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39. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTER-USA: "Request for Proposals: 2010 Community College Caregiver Training Initiative," (deadline for applications is March 31st, 2010).

http://www.ilcusa.org/pages/media_items/2008-community-college-caregiver-training-initiative-request-for-proposals185.php

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

40. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM HEARING TESTIMONY: "Prostate Cancer: New Questions About Screening and Treatment," a hearing held March 4, 2010 (statements in .pdf format, full hearing in Window Media Player format).

http://oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4813&Itemid=2

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VII. Websites of Interest:

41. STATEHEALTHFACTS.ORG UPDATE: Kaiser Family Foundation statehealthfacts.org updated the following data on "Life Expectancy at Birth (in years), 2005."

http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=784&cat=2

- "Income Requirements for Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs) receiving Medicaid Assistance including Income Limits, Asset Limits and Disregards, 2010."

http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/comparereport.jsp?rep=61&cat=6

Thanks,

Charlie

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