Kyoto University creates mask from ostrich cells that glows when coronavirus is detected



Scientists from Kyoto University have developed a face mask made with ostrich antibodies that glows under ultraviolet light when coronavirus is present.

The team of researchers created the non-woven mask to help people detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus quickly and at a low cost.

In a clinical trial, test subjects wore the masks for eight hours before removing the filter and spraying it with a chemical liquid developed by the scientists.

The filters were then put under ultraviolet lights and those that were infected with coronavirus glowed. The presence of coronavirus was later confirmed with a traditional test.

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