A team of scientists in a university in the west of Japan has developed facial masks that glow when they are exposed to ultraviolet rays if they conation traces of the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19). The team used antibodies extracted from ostrich eggs over experiments.
Kyodo, a Japanese news agency, mentioned today, Wednesday, that a team of scientists at Kyoto University, led by Dr. Yassoheru Tsukamuto (52 years) hopes that newly-developed masks provide users with an easy way to detect whether they caught the virus.
The scientific team looks forward to getting approval from the Japanese government to market these masks over the next year, pledging to continue more tests on these masks to make them more efficient.
It is worth noting that ostrich birds are able to produce several sorts of anti-bodies or proteins if they are injected into the human body.
In February 2020, the Japanese team injected a number of ostrich birds with non-active models and unthreatening samples of the Coronavirus.
The team members succeeded in extracting huge quantities of the antibodies from the eggs of ostrich birds.
The Japanese scientists developed a built-in filter inside the masks which could be extracted to detect the Coronavirus when is exposed to ultraviolet rays.