New animated films challenge false representation of Native Americans in the media
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Popular film and television shows have shaped the way Americans view American history - especially the frontier encounters between settlers and Native Americans. Examining the ways Native Americans are portrayed negatively in Westerns and other film genres, Joanna Hearne, assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri, describes recently produced animated films by Native directors...
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New species of babbler bird discovered in China
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Nintendo's 9-month profit falls on strong yen
(AP) -- A new species of the fist-sized babbler bird has been found in a network of underground caves in southwestern China, raising the prospect the country could become a hot spot for other new discoveries, a conservation group said Thursday.
Peanut plant problem forces fresh recall
(AP) -- Nintendo Co. said net profit for the April-December period fell 18 percent as a strong yen cut into robust demand for its gaming products, forcing the company to slash its full year forecast.
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Study: Zoloft and Cipralex better than other drugs
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, researchers will unveil findings that show that premature babies born before 34 weeks have a 31 percent reduction in serious complications when given a "rescue course" of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACS) steroids with no adverse side effects noted.
Anxiety and depression do not affect pregnancy and treatment cancellation rates
(AP) -- Doctors have long assumed that most antidepressants are interchangeable. But according to a new study, Zoloft and Cipralex work slightly better than 10 other popular drugs, and should be psychiatrists' first choice for patients with moderate to severe depression.
Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals may reduce women's fertility
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Genetic variant predicts poor response to bypass surgery
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Low-cost LEDs to slash household electric bills
A variant of the gene for the inflammatory modulator interleukin (IL)-18 has been found to be associated with a prolonged ICU stay after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care links the TT genotype of the IL-18 9545 T/G polymorphism with a larger pro-inflammatory response.
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A new way of making LEDs could see household lighting bills reduced by up to 75% within five years.
Blood pressure test reveals heart disease risk in patients with early stages of CKD
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with other medical centers, have found that children born more than three months premature, are at three times the risk for screening positive on the modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT). Children who screen positive on M-CHAT may be at greater risk for developing autism....
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Pulse pressure, an inexpensive and noninvasive measurement derived from blood pressure readings, can effectively indicate which patients with kidney disease are at increased risk of developing potentially fatal heart complications, according to a study appearing in the February 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN).
Gene therapy cures form of 'bubble boy disease'
People are dying from "super bugs" because our antibiotic arsenal has run dry, leaving the world without sufficient weapons to fight ever-changing bacteria, warn infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
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New car tech: Not just crash protection, but prevention
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A car that can brake itself to avoid a fender-bender during the morning commute might seem far into the future. Except it goes on sale in March. That's when City Safety, a low-speed collision-avoidance technology becomes available on the new 2010 Volvo XC60, a crossover utility.
Qualcomm's 1Q profit plunges 56 percent
Click fraud surged to a new high in the final three months of 2008 as criminals had armies of hacked computers pretend to be customers checking out online ads, according to a report released Wednesday.
Record number of manatees counted in Florida
(AP) -- Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. slashed its forecasts for revenue and operating income Wednesday as it reported its fiscal first-quarter income plunged 56 percent.
Aided by a string of cold snaps, state scientists counted a record number of manatees in Florida waters this year.