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Google files patent for wearable cancer killer

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By John Glenday | Reporter

March 18, 2015 | 1 min read

Whilst the present wearable technology craze is geared toward monitoring health Google is seeking to go one better with a wrist mounted gadget that can zap cancer cells in the blood.

A patent application filed with the World Intellectual Property Organisation includes diagrams showing how a future device could ‘automatically modify or destroy’ blood borne nasties such as enzymes, hormones, proteins and cancer cells which can bring about adverse health effects.

The ‘Nanoparticle Phoresis’ achieves such wonders by targeting pulses of energy inside blood vessels which could take the form of a radio wave, magnetic field, acoustic pulse or light signal, which are sufficient in strength to alter the composition of the target and neutralise its deleterious effects.

Amongst the ailments such a gadget could hold at bay are Parkinson’s disease, by zapping protein build ups associated with its progression and cancer by neutralising cancerous cells.

In the application Google said: “… by selectively targeting and then modifying or destroying the cancer cells, the spread of cancer may be diminished.”

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