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Golden opportunity

October 2, 2016 - The Ring

We use gold for jewelry, tooth fillings and Olympic medals­—and soon for Zika detection. UVic chemist Alex Brolo is working with the precious metal to provide a faster (and inexpensive) way to diagnose devastating viruses such as Zika and dengue fever. Brolo is developing new ways to use gold nanostructures in medical applications.

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