Will Google X lab succeed in detecting disease early with nanoparticles and reinvent health care?

Google X Team Hopes to Develop Nanoparticles to Provide Early Detection of Cancer, Other Diseases

Sometimes moon shots come in small packages — small enough to float in the bloodstream and send out alerts when danger is afoot. That was Andrew Conrad’s vision when he came to Google X in March 2013 after a storied medical research career. Now he is revealing details of that vision — and reporting that experiments are well under way in realizing it. ”

image of detecting disease early with nanoparticles
Google X Team Hopes to Develop Nanoparticles to Provide Early Detection of Cancer, Other Diseases.

Continue reading ““We’re Hoping to Build the Tricorder”,
on Medium by Steven Levy on Oct 28.

Related press releases:
  • Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector,
    BBC News, 28 October 2014.
  • Google’s Newest Search: Cancer Cells, WSJ, Oct. 29, 2014.
  • Google’s Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles: Are There Drawbacks?, LiveScience, October 30, 2014.