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(NEWSER)– What if you could swallow a pill that regularly sweeps your bloodstream for diseases at their earliest points of development, warning you of cancer or a heart attack?

Researchers at the semi-secretive Google X, a branch of Google a half-mile from its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., have just announced that they are working on such a project, and that they envision disease-detecting nanoparticles to pair with a wristband to scan any incoming data, reports Phys.org. This isn't the first time Google X has ventured into the realm of health technology; since its inception in 2010, the group has invented a spoon that cancels Parkinson's tremors and contact lenses that can monitor diabetics' glucose levels via tears.

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