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Is a Cancer-Zapping Watch On Its Way?

Recently Google filed a patent for a pathogen-destroying wearable that just might revolutionize modern medicine.

While the world fawns over the impending launch of the Apple iWatch, one wearable currently being developed could actually revolutionize modern medicine. Google, in a recently issued patent application, unveiled a proposed treatment to send “tiny magnetic particles into patients’ bloodstreams,” activated via smart wristband, to zap cancer cells. The particles would then launch a precision attack on cells, as well as the micro-pathogens associated with other diseases. As Buzzfeed points out, Andrew Conrad, head of Google’s Life Sciences division, originally filed the patent in 2013, similar to the one Google described in October.

A peek at Google’s wearable and magnetic nanoparticles. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / Via appft.uspto.gov

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