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Non-Human Cell Line Authentication
Release Date: 01/25/2013

Many journals now require cell line authentication prior to publication of research results. Are you ready? How are you authenticating your … more

DNA and Quantum Dots: All That Glitters is Not Gold
Release Date: 01/24/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots … more

NIST Biometric Workshop Studies Voice, Dental, Oral Standards
Release Date: 01/14/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop to discuss proposed supplements to the biometric data format … more

NIST Patent Could Give 'Lab on a Chip' Technology Long Shelf Life
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Having blood drawn and analyzed to diagnose disease is a process that can take a few days, but what if your doctor could perform this analysis in … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

Save the Date for DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On Friday, April 12, 2013, NIST will host a free, one-day workshop on interpreting forensic DNA mixtures in casework. Participants may attend this … more

NIST Study Suggests Carbon Nanotubes May Protect DNA from Oxidation
Release Date: 11/14/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have provided evidence in the laboratory that single-wall carbon … more

Cellular Landscaping: Predicting How, and How Fast, Cells Will Change
Release Date: 10/31/2012

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a model* for making quantifiable predictions of how a … more

NIST, UMD Celebrate 25 Years of Research Partnership at IBBR
Release Date: 10/31/2012

Officials and researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) gathered on Oct. 25, … more

NIST, Columbia Engineering Collaborate on Inexpensive DNA Sequencing Method
Release Date: 10/02/2012

Rapid, accurate genetic sequencing soon may be within reach of every doctor's office if recent research from the National Institute of Standards … more

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

Researchers Determine the Optimum Path for Tracking Fluorescent Nanoparticles Using a Laser
Release Date: 08/29/2012

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   researchers Gregg Gallatin and Andrew Berglund (now at Quantifind in Palo Alto, CA) have … more

Long-Predicted Fluctuations in Cell Membranes Observed for First Time
Release Date: 08/08/2012

A long-standing mystery in cell biology may be closer to a solution thanks to measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Three NIST Researchers Earn Presidential Honor
Release Date: 07/25/2012

The White House has announced that three researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will receive the 2011 … more

Pollutants Could Pose Health Risks for Five Sea Turtle Species
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 … more

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