Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #548 -- August 5, 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:


I. Data:

1. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH/NATIONAL ARCHIVE OF COMPUTERIZED DATA ON AGING: "ICPSR/NACDA announced the release of the following new datasets that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Aug. 1, 2010. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

- Health Interview Survey, 1968 (study no. 28881).


2. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS: "Vintage 2009 Bridged-race postcensal population estimates for July 1, 2000 - July 1, 2009, by year, county, single-year of age, bridged-race, Hispanic origin, and sex," (July 2010, ASCII text, SAS (data), and .pdf (documentation) format).

More information about Bridged-race files:


II. Reports and articles:


A. "The 2010 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds," (August 2010, .pdf format, 235p.).

B. Social Security Bulletin (Vol. 70, No. 3, August 2, 2010, .pdf and HTML format).

C. "SSI Monthly Statistics, June 2010," (July 2010, HTML and .pdf format).



A. "2010 Annual Report of The Boards of Trustees of The Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds," (August 2010, .pdf format, 283p.).

B. "Decision Memo for Positron Emission Tomography for Initial Treatment Strategy in Solid Tumors and Myeloma (CAG-00181R3)," (August 4, 2010).

C. "Decision Memo for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (CAG-00415N)," (August 4, 2010).

D. "CMS Finalizes Policy And Payment Rate Changes For Inpatient Stays In Acute Care Long Term Care," (July 30, 2010).


5. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE: "Medicare Payments to Federally Qualified Health Centers," (GAO-10-576R, July 2010, .pdf format, 18p.).


6. NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF HEALTH/MANATU HAUORA REPORT: "Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Older People: A background paper," (August 2010, .pdf format, 165p.).


7. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA RESEARCH PAPER: "Replacing Family Income During the Retirement Years: How Are Canadians Doing?" by Sebastien LaRochelle-Cote, John Myles, and Garnett Picot (No. 328, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 23p.).



A. "Second survey of employers' policies, practices and preferences relating to age, 2010," by Hilary Metcalf and Pamela Meadows (Research Report No. 682, July 2010, .pdf format, 194p.).

B. "Preparing for pension reform: The information needs of small and micro employers at auto-enrolment," by Suzanne Hall (Research Report No. 676, July 2010, .pdf format, 186p.).

C. "Review of the Default Retirement Age: Summary of the stakeholder evidence," by Wendy Sykes, Nick Coleman and Carola Groom (Research Report No. 675, July 2010, .pdf format, 49p.).

D. "A comparative review of international approaches to mandatory retirement," by Andrew Wood, Marisa Robertson and Dominika Wintersgill (Research Report No. 674, July 2010, .pdf format, 95p.).

E. "Pathways to retirement: The influence of employer policy and practice on retirement decisions," by Gareth Morrell and Rosalind Tennant (Research Report No. 673, July 2010, .pdf format, 137p.).

F. "Default Retirement Age: Employer qualitative research," by Andrew Thomas and Juliet Pascall-Calitz (Research Report No. 672, July 2010, .pdf format, 77p.).

G. "Attitudes to increasing the proportion of member-nominated trustees: a qualitative study," by Ben Hewitson, Andrew Hunter, Richard Stockley and Andrew Thomas (Research Report No. 670, July 2010, .pdf format, 44p.).

H. "Individuals' attitudes and likely reactions to the workplace pension reforms 2009," by Tom Bourne, Andrew Shaw and Sarah Butt (Research Report 669, July 2010, .pdf format, 262p.).


9. UK TREASURY POLICY PROPOSAL: "Restriction of pensions tax relief: a discussion document on the alternative approach," (July 2010, .pdf format, 22p.).


10. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS ARTICLE: "Social security cost 169 billion euro (US $222.8bn) in 2009," (August 3, 2010).


11. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "Pension Participation and Uncovered Workers," by Nadia Karamcheva and Geoffrey Sanzenbacher (IB No. 10-13, August 2010, .pdf format, 9p.).


12. CENTURY FOUNDATION BRIEF: "The Impact of Housing and Investment Market Declines On the Wealth of Baby Boomers," by Millie Parekh and Greg Anrig (August 2010, .pdf format, 11p.).


13. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: EBRI Notes (Vol. 31, No. 8, August 2010, .pdf format, 20p.). The articles in this issue are "Coverage of Dependent Children to Age 26 Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," by Paul Fronstin; and, "EBRI’s Spring Policy Forum: Retirement Income Adequacy-How Big Is the Gap and How Might the Market Respond?" by John MacDonald.


14. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 10, No. 13, July 28, 2010).

More information about FCA:


15. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY LETTER ABSTRACT: "Asymmetrically inherited multidrug resistance transporters are recessive determinants in cellular replicative ageing," by Amr Eldakak, Giulia Rancati, Boris Rubinstein, Parama Paul, Veronica Conaway & Rong Li (Vol. 12, No. 8, August 2010, p. 799-805).


16. SCIENCE REPORT ABSTRACT: "Identification of a Cell of Origin for Human Prostate Cancer," by Andrew S. Goldstein, Jiaoti Huang, Changyong Guo, Isla P. Garraway, and Owen N. Witte (Vol. 329, No. 5991, July 30, 2010, p. 568-571).



A. "Single-cell mechanics provides a sensitive and quantitative means for probing amyloid-{beta} peptide and neuronal cell interactions," by Valentin Lulevich, Christopher C. Zimmer, Hyun-seok Hong, Lee-way Jin, and Gang-yu Liu (Vol. 107, No. 31, August 3, 2010, p. 13872-13877).

B. "Systemic and cell intrinsic roles of Gq{alpha} signaling in the regulation of innate immunity, oxidative stress, and longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans," by Trupti Kawli, Clay Wu, and Man-Wah Tan (Vol. 107, No. 31, August 3, 2010, p. 13788-13793).

C. "Sodium selenate mitigates tau pathology, neurodegeneration, and functional deficits in Alzheimer's disease models," by Janet van Eersel, Yazi D. Ke, Xin Liu, Fabien Delerue, Jillian J. Kril, Jürgen Götz, and Lars M. Ittner (Vol. 107, No. 31, August 3, 2010, p. 13988-13893).

D. "Recovery of functional and structural age-related changes in the rat primary auditory cortex with operant training," by Etienne de Villers-Sidani, Loai Alzghoul, Xiaoming Zhou, Kimberly L. Simpson, Rick C. S. Lin, and Michael M. Merzenich (Vol. 107, No. 31, August 3, 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 13900-13905). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.



A. "Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein 1 (LRP1) Mediates Neuronal A{beta}42 Uptake and Lysosomal Trafficking," by Rodrigo A. Fuentealba, Qiang Liu, Juan Zhang, Takahisa Kanekiyo, Xiaoyan Hu, Jin-Moo Lee, Mary Jo LaDu, and Guojun Bu (PLoS ONE 5(7): e11884. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011884, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

B. "Different Susceptibility to the Parkinson's Toxin MPTP in Mice Lacking the Redox Master Regulator Nrf2 or Its Target Gene Heme Oxygenase-1," by Nadia G. Innamorato, Agnieszka Jazwa, Ana I. Rojo, Concepción García, Javier Fernández-Ruiz, Anna Grochot-Przeczek, Anna Stachurska, Alicja Jozkowicz, Jozef Dulak, and Antonio Cuadrado ( PLoS ONE 5(7): e11838. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011838, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

C. "APP Intracellular Domain Impairs Adult Neurogenesis in Transgenic Mice by Inducing Neuroinflammation," by Kaushik Ghosal, Andrea Stathopoulos, and Sanjay W. Pimplikar (PLoS ONE 5(7): e11866. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011866, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 11p.).


19. LANCET ONCOLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Mortality results from the Goteborg randomised population-based prostate-cancer screening trial," by Jonas Hugosson, Sigrid Carlsson, Gunnar Aus, Svante Bergdahl, Ali Khatami, Pär Lodding, Carl-Gustaf Pihl, Johan Stranne, Erik Holmberg, and Hans Lilja (Vol. 11, No. 8, August 2010, p. 725-732).


III. Working Papers:

20. URBAN INSTITUTE: "Work and Retirement Patterns for the G.I. Generation, Silent Generation, and Early Boomers: Thirty Years of Change," by Richard W. Johnson, Barbara Butrica, and Corina Mommaerts (Discussion Paper 10-04, July 2010, .pdf format, 56p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


21. RAND CORPORATION: "What Explains the Gender Gap in Financial Literacy? The Role of Household Decision-Making," by Raquel Fonseca, Kathleen J. Mullen, Gema Zamarro, Julie Zissimopoulos (WR-762, June 2010, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


22. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/IFO INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESIFO) [MUNICH, BAVARIA, GERMANY]: "The Tragedy of Annuitization," by Ben J. Heijdra, Jochen O. Mierau, and Laurie S. M. Reijnders (Working Paper No. 3141, July 2010, .pdf format, 46p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


23. BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS: "Ageing and asset prices," by Elod Takats (Working Papers No 318, August 2010, .pdf format, 19p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:


24. BANK OF ITALY/BANCA D'ITALIA: "The effect of age on portfolio choices: evidence from an Italian pension fund," by Giuseppe G. L. Cappelletti, Giovanni Guazzarotti and Pietro Tommasino (No. 768, July 2010, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en


25. 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 Jul. 24, 2010.


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

26. Aging & Mental Health (Vol. 14, No. 6, 2010).

27. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Vol. 51, No. 2, Sept./October 2010).

28. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 58, No. 8, August 2010).

29. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Vol. 20, No. 3, August 2010).


30. 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 August 2, 2010:

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of August 2, 2010:

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of August 2, 2010:

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of August 2, 2010:

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of August 2, 2010:

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of August 2, 2010:

AMEDEO Literature Guide:


V. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

31. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE: "Call for Proposals: Improving Lives of Vulnerable Americans Through Social Security," (July 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).


32. AGEWORK.COM: has updated its employment listings through Aug. 5, 2010.


VI. Conferences:

33. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCES: "Continuous sedation at the end of life: Ethical perspectives," to be held in Ghent, Beligum, Mar. 11-12, 2011.

Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care:


VII. Websites of Interest:

34. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU: "PRB's 2010 World Population Data Sheet: Fewer and Fewer Workers to Support Aging Population," (August 2010). This page includes an online interview with Carl Haub and Linda Jacobsen about the release of the "2010 World Population Data Sheet."




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