New Masks Can Kill Viruses (IMAGE) University of Alberta Caption UAlberta materials engineering professor Hyo-Jick Choi (right) and graduate student Ilaria Rubino examine sample of filters treated with a solution that kills viruses. Choi and his research team have devised a way to improve the filters in surgical masks so they can trap and kill airborne pathogens. Credit UAlberta.ca Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.