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New Experimental Test Detects Signs of Lyme Disease Near Time of Infection
Release Date: 02/11/2016

When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease, the insidious tick-borne illness that afflicts about 300,000 Americans annually, finding the … more

Assessing the Biosimilarity of Protein Drugs: New Study Shows Method’s Precision at Atomic Resolution
Release Date: 02/05/2016

A first-ever interlaboratory study of four versions of a therapeutic protein drug—all manufactured from living cells—reports that an established … more

NCCoE Seeks Vendors to Help Secure Wireless Medical Devices
Release Date: 01/28/2016

Medical devices such as the infusion pumps that deliver medication intravenously were once standalone instruments that interacted only with the … more

NIST Simulates Fast, Accurate DNA Sequencing Through Graphene Nanopore
Release Date: 01/15/2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by … more

NIST Featured in Media’s Top Science Stories of 2015
Release Date: 01/06/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is featured in several of the news media’s lists of the top science stories of 2015. … more

NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
Release Date: 12/22/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a Notice of … more

Seeing Cells More Clearly
Release Date: 12/07/2015

Jeeseong Hwang at one of the laboratory imaging systems. NIST scientists, with collaborators at the University of Michigan, have designed and … more

Search for Best RFPs
Release Date: 11/20/2015

How, precisely, does disease begin and progress in a single cell? To fully understand such processes on the smallest scales, scientists need a way … more

SPS Interns Get the NIST Experience
Release Date: 09/17/2015

  Front row: SPS interns Veronica Martinez-Vargas (left) and Teresa Turmanian. Back row: Robert Brown (left), CEO of the American Institute of … more

NIST Posts 5-Year Strategic Plan for Measurement Research and Services in Materials, Chemical and Biological Sciences
Release Date: 08/13/2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have mapped out a plan for the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory, the … more

New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination
Release Date: 08/04/2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from the National … more

Not Schrödinger’s Cat: NIST PET Phantoms Bring New Accuracy to Medical Scans
Release Date: 07/28/2015

Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Plan to Simplify Access to Its Research Data and Publications
Release Date: 07/08/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) generate data and author publications that lead to advances in diverse … more

Ultra-stable JILA Microscopy Technique Tracks Tiny Objects for Hours
Release Date: 06/30/2015

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many … more

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing
Release Date: 06/30/2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health … more

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