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NIST Cell Membrane Model Studied as Future Diagnostic Tool
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in Lithuania have used a NIST-developed laboratory model of a … more

NIST Researchers Develop a Novel Approach for the Measurement of a Crucial DNA Repair Enzyme in Human Cells
Release Date: 01/07/2014

NIST researchers,  in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, recently reported a novel approach for identifying … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

New NIST Tests Explore Safety of Nanotubes in Modern Plastics Over Time
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Exposed to intense ultraviolet light and high temperatures, samples of epoxy containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes deteriorated. Exposure tended … more

NIST Calibration Tools to Encourage Use of Novel Medical Imaging Technique
Release Date: 12/03/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

Genome in a Bottle
Release Date: 09/18/2013

As new high-throughput “Next Generation” DNA sequencing methods are moving into clinical applications, understanding accuracy of variants is … more

Dirty Job Made Easier: Microfluidic Technique Recovers DNA for IDs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA, Alexandria, Va.) … more

New Explanation for Key Step in Anthrax Infection Proposed by NIST and USAMRIID
Release Date: 08/20/2013

A new hypothesis concerning a crucial step in the anthrax infection process has been advanced by scientists at the National Institute of Standards … more

Spraying Mosquitoes . . . with Gamma Rays
Release Date: 08/16/2013

A paper cup served as an early irradiation enclosure. PML researchers placed dosimeters at various points in the enclosure and also monitored … more

New NIST Standard Reference Material to Help Calibrate Hospital CAT Scanners
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new standard reference material (SRM), the first such … more

NIST Offers Guidance on Building 21st-Century Forensic Labs
Release Date: 07/10/2013

Designing and constructing forensic science laboratories to meet today’s more challenging demands is the goal of a new handbook from the National … more

NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 06/25/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new reference material—a sort of standardized sample—of cellular scaffolds … more

New MRI Phantoms for Diffusion and More
Release Date: 06/21/2013

Katy Keenan holds a diffusion phantom made by colleague Michael Boss. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an indispensable tool for … more

Protecting the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Release Date: 06/20/2013

Guest blog post by Patrick Gallagher , Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and … more

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