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Google files patent for cancer combating wearable

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Google is seeking to gain a license for cancer treatment through its application

Google has filed a patent application for a new cancer-fighting wearable device which it says targets the cells in the blood that contribute to causes of the disease.

The US search giant is working with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to develop the Nanoparticle Phoresis device, which is hoped can transform or terminate enzymes, hormones, proteins or cells in the blood that have an adverse health effect on people.

Google partners with Biogen on multiple sclerosis

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Google is making further headway into healthcare by teaming up with Biogen Idec in order to study what leads to multiple sclerosis (MS).

The tech giant’s life sciences ‘Google X’ division has set its sights on expanding more into medical research via partnering with the US biotech, and both are now to study the environmental and biological contributors that lead to MS progression according to Bloomberg.

Google X developing diagnosis pill

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Google is developing a new pill designed to send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and other diseases.

Andrew Conrad, the head of life sciences inside the company’s Google X research lab, revealed the project at a conference in southern California this week.

Conrad says the pill will use nanoparticles that combine a magnetic material with antibodies or proteins that can attach to and detect other molecules inside the body.

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