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Technology News on December 25, 2011

Humans may have originated along banks of rivers
Scientists have found new evidences that suggest humans may have originated on riversides. ANI

Soon, biosensors to detect lung cancer from exhaled breath
Scientists are developing biosensors capable of detecting the presence of tumour markers of lung cancer in exhaled breath. ANI

Cancer drugs may also combat antibiotic resistance
Drugs used for cancer treatment may also help in combating antibiotic resistance, a new study has revealed. ANI

Genes that increase risk of thyroid cancer identified
Scientists have discovered the genetic cause of thyroid cancer, which can lead to the formulation of more targeted treatment for the disease. ANI

Male spiders sacrifice their lives for kids' health
Male spiders sacrifice their lives for the health of their offspring, by letting their mates eat them after sex, a new study has revealed. ANI

NORAD all set to track Santa on his flight to deliver gifts to kids again
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is all set to track Santa Claus again on his annual Christmas Eve flight to deliver presents to children around the globe. ANI

Tiny silk microneedles to deliver drugs without pain
Scientists have developed a new silk-based microneedle system able to deliver precise amounts of drugs over time and without need for refrigeration. ANI

Sugar alcohol added to dental anaesthesia eases tooth pain
Mixing dental anaesthesia with mannitol, a simple sugar alcohol, greatly helps in numbing the dental-drilling pain, doctors have found. ANI

Men twice more likely to refuse help with complicated gadgets than women
Men who struggle with new complicated Christmas gadgets feel twice more reluctant than women when it comes to asking for help to understand the basic operating instructions of the device, a new study has revealed. ANI

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