Viral infections: gold leaf could help diagnosis -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Gold leaf could help diagnose viral infections in low-resource settings

21.05.2021

Image: A sheet of gold leaf cut into a circular shape next to a coin; Copyright: Adapted from ACS Central Science 2021

An inexpensive electrode made from gold leaf could be used to help detect viral infections in low-resource settings; a dime (left) is shown for size comparison.

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Image: Sample vials in a stand; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf