Alphabet’s partnership with GlaxoSmithKline is by no means its first foray into the world of biotechnology. Google’s parent also owns Verily Life Sciences, which works on futuristic projects that marry technology with medicine. Aimed at tackling everything from relatively minor ailments to cancer, some of its innovative products are closer to becoming a reality than others.
In 1999 the U.S. Institute of Medicine released what would become a touchstone report, To Err is Human, which estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals each year due to medical errors that […]
I feel like I’ve landed on an alien planet. I’m walking across the surface of a breast cancer cell as drug nanoparticles whizz past my head like spaceships. One of the particles suddenly crashes in […]
The roboticist behind the creepy snake robot is back with another snake robot. Only this time it’s a robot that you’re supposed to willingly let slither into your mouth. (For health reasons.) The Flex Robotic […]