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Researchers at NU are working on a self-sanitizing mask design

In March, the National Science Foundation awarded a $200,000 Rapid Response Research grant to scientists at Northwestern University who are working on a self-sanitizing face mask that would deactivate viruses on contact. They’re one of a dozen teams that received RAPID grants related to COVID-19, after Congress added $75 million to the program’s budget for research related to the novel coronavirus.