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High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Development of a Standard Reference Material for Metabolites in Plasma
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Metabolomics is a relatively new field that builds upon work in genomics and proteomics. Metabolomics can provide a unique perspective on the … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Botanical Oils Containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division has developed a collaborative program with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the National … more

Saw Palmetto Dietary Supplement Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Two Standard Reference Materials containing saw palmetto, SRM 3250 Serenoa repens (Fruit) and SRM 3251 Serenoa repens Extract, have been developed … more

Multivitamin/Multielement Dietary Supplement SRM
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division has produced SRM 3280 Multivitamin/Multielement Tablets for use as a control by laboratories making vitamin or … more

Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in collaboration … more

Measurements and Standards for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 10/19/2012

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health's … more

Nano-biophotonics for molecular imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/18/2012

Biophotonics is at the intersection of photonics and biology where light is used to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. This … more

State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies
Last Updated Date: 10/18/2012

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Biophysics of Model Membranes
Last Updated Date: 10/18/2012

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Evaluating Measurement Quality of Microfluidic Cell-based Assays
Last Updated Date: 10/10/2012

Microfluidic technologies show promise as miniaturized, portable platforms for cell assays, but must be tested to establish confidence of … more

Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging of Cells and Extracellular Matrix Proteins
Last Updated Date: 10/10/2012

A critical challenge in cell biology is imaging and quantifying the interactions of cells with their extracellular matrix (ECM) environment, and … more

Automated Live Cell Imaging for Quantification of Catalytic Rates in Individual Cells
Last Updated Date: 10/10/2012

To accurately interpret the data from fluorescent proteins as reporters of gene activation within living cells, it is important to understand the … more

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