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Google, Heart Association team up on new research venture

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The groups announced the venture Sunday at a heart association conference in Orlando. The groups announced the venture Sunday at a heart association conference in Orlando.
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a $50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
    
The groups announced the venture Sunday at a heart association conference in Orlando.
    
The Google group has other biomedical projects in the works, such as contact lenses that monitor blood sugar for diabetics and health-tracking wristbands.
    
The company's chief executive, Andy Conrad, says heart disease is the world's top killer, a problem that "seems ripe for new innovation" and disruptive, unconventional thinking about research.

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