Internet giant Google has started work on a pill that aims to detect early cancers and other diseases. Google’s new project, referred to as the “Nano-particle Platform” was revealed publicly last week. The project is being done in collaboration with Stamford University’s, Sam Gambhir, Director of the university’s Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection.
The theory is that the pill will contain magnetic nano particles that when ingested will attach to cancer related molecules. This information would then be relayed to a wearable device. Although academics are excited about Google’s involvement in this multi-disciplinary project, they caution that it will likely be years before the cancer detecting pill reaches the market, if it reaches it at all. For more information on this story follow this link.