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Google launch research into lifesaving medicine!

By piranha

30th October 2014

The multi-billionaire company never ceases to amaze the public with their new developments and technology. It was only this year Google launched their Glass range, which allows users to surf the internet, take pictures and call friends by using their specs.

Google have now taken it one step further with their latest investment. They plan to release an innovative type of medical prevention, which is set to take the world by storm. Using a wrist watch and oral pill combination, they want to be able to prevent cancer and other life threatening diseases by catching them in their early stages.

Most of these illnesses cause abnormalities in blood, like low or weak blood counts, which can occur before any other symptoms. With this product, you will be able to monitor your blood yourself, and if you do see any abnormalities you can head to the doctors straight away.

The pill will use nanoparticles to stimulate a response to anything that shouldn’t be in the body, like cancer cells or fatty tissues on the heart. The watch device will detect these and alert the user that something isn’t quite right. This is hugely beneficial for illnesses which usually show no warning signs until they are too late to treat, like pancreatic cancer for instance.

This method is by no means a cure, but will help to diagnose the illness at a much earlier stage. By doing this, treatment will start much sooner, which will undoubtedly save many lives.

Dr Andrew Conrad, an established molecular biologist, said in a recent interview, “What we are trying to do is change medicine from reactive and transactional to proactive and preventative. Nanoparticles give you the ability to explore the body at a molecular and cellular level.’

At the moment this product is only in the early stages of development, so there is no need to rush to the shops quite yet. Google want to tailor their products to suit the medical needs and requirements of the user, whilst making sure that it is completely safe to use. It looks like we will have to keep our eyes peeled for this life-changing product!

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