Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 22, 2005
Common incontinence drug could have an additional topical effect on the bladder itself
Trospium chloride, a commonly prescribed incontinence drug, may benefit patients in more ways than previously thought.

STN Expreses Version 8.0 gives information professionals advance analysis and security capabilities
Latest version of STN Express permits information professionals to present search results in improved reports and enhances ability to search, analyze and visualize scientific information.

Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain
Surgery for chronic low back pain is no better than intensive rehabilitation and is unlikely to be a cost-effective use of scarce healthcare resources, show two studies published online by the BMJ today.

Federal NIH office clears Ohio State research program
An Ohio State University spinal cord injury training program that has been targeted by animal rights groups nationally has received a clean bill of health from the National Institutes of Health.

'Virtual' asthma clinic helps patients manage disease online
An online asthma management program can help asthma patients get top-rate care and overcome barriers to healthcare access, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 22 in San Diego.

Depression common in people with chronic cough
More than half of people with chronic cough-a nagging cough that can last for months or even years-suffer from depressive symptoms, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23 in San Diego.

STN AnaVist is powerful new analysis & visualization software
STN partners CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe have announced new software, STN AnaVist, to give information pros new ways to analyze and view information found in scientific literature and patents.

Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
Amid the debate over which combination of immunosuppressive agents works best in helping patients fight off rejection of their new heart after transplant surgery, a new study led by researchers at the UCLA Heart Transplant Program showed that one particular combination using tacrolimus (TAC or PrografĂ’) had significant anti-rejection benefits for heart transplant patients over other combinations.

The anatomy of sarcasm: Researchers reveal how the brain handles this complex communication
The ability to comprehend sarcasm depends upon a carefully orchestrated sequence of complex cognitive skills based in specific parts of the brain.
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