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Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is working to develop natural-matrix and solution-based SRMs that are characterized for fatty acid composition. The … more

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in the U.S., and current estimates suggest that more than 20 million Americans are affected by … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Recent innovative advances in the design and manufacture of isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) have revolutionized the study of natural and … more

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The accurate mass determination of DNA and other nucleic acids is of critical importance in many clinical diagnoses and in forensic and molecular … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 03/17/2015

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/16/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 03/16/2015

There is increasing interest in the analytical and environmental communities in using mercury isotopic fingerprinting to identify source patterns … more

Biomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2015

Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health … more

Whole Cell Tomography
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2015

Our goal is to develop novel correlative microscopy approaches for locating and characterizing engineered metal nanoparticles within complex … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 03/02/2015

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

Protein rheology measurements
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

Therapeutic protein solutions are highly concentrated during manufacturing purification processes and in finished dosage. At such concentrations, … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamin D Metabolites
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency within the general population is an area of concern. Vitamin D status is generally assessed by … more

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