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ERCC to Begin Test Rounds for Final RNA Reference Set
Release Date: 09/14/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC), has awarded a contract … more

Structure of Key Enzyme in Plague Bacterium Found
Release Date: 08/17/2006

Ribbon rendering of the structure of AC-IV in Yersina pestis as determined at NIST. The enzyme is a dimer (two identical subunits around a … more

Workshop Addresses Imaging Technology in Therapeutics
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Increasingly, medical and pharmaceutical researchers are looking to biomedical imaging as a tool to track disease progress, speed drug discovery … more

Links Between DNA Damage and Breast Cancer Studied
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered a … more

Neuronal Cell Cultures Kept on the Straight and Narrow
Release Date: 05/25/2006

An improved technique for culturing cells, developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), may enable new, fundamental … more

Precision Biochemistry Tracks DNA Damage in Fish
Release Date: 05/12/2006

Like coal-mine canaries, fish DNA can serve as a measure of the biological impact of water and sediment pollution—or pollution clean-up. That’s … more

NIST and NCI to Collaborate On Proteomics Assessment
Release Date: 05/12/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health have begun … more

Measurement and Standards Issues in Nanobiotechnology
Release Date: 12/22/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-host a workshop to discuss needed measurement technologies and standards in the … more

Consortium Seeks Comment on Gene Expression Roadmap
Release Date: 08/26/2005

The External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC) has issued for comment a draft plan for the selection and qualification of candidate RNA sequences, to … more

Industrial Physics Forum: Innovation Infrastructure
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Industry executives, research managers, academics and science policy decision makers are invited to attend The Industrial Physics Forum on Nov. … more

Conference to Highlight New Biometric Technologies
Release Date: 08/26/2005

The Biometrics Consortium Conference 2005 will address the latest trends in research, development, testing and application of biometric … more

Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers
Release Date: 07/26/2005

In cancer research, biomarkers are molecules that indicate the presence of cancer in the body. Most are based on abnormal changes or mutations in … more

New Gene Chip May Be Early Cancer Diagnosis Tool
Release Date: 06/16/2005

A pilot study at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in support of the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

Keeping Drugs Stable Without Refrigeration
Release Date: 06/16/2004

A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it may take only a thin coating of freeze-dried sugar to keep insulin, vaccines and other … more

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