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Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How ‘Gene Switch’ Works -- NIST, Brookhaven Researchers Use Tuberculosis Bacteria to End 25-Year Quest
Release Date: 02/06/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The bacterium behind one of mankind's deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the Commerce Department's … more

Super Sensitive Gas Detector Goes Down the Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/13/2009

When cells are under stress, they blow off steam by releasing minute amounts of nitrogen oxides and other toxic gases. In a recent paper,* … more

New Tool Gives Researchers a Glimpse of Biomolecules in Motion
Release Date: 01/13/2009

The ability of biomolecules to flex and bend is important for the performance of many functions within living cells. However, researchers … more

NIST Researcher Receives Kudos for Images of Labs on a Chip
Release Date: 11/12/2008

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) bioengineer Greg Cooksey is equally talented behind the lens of a camera as he is … more

Sniffing Out a Better Chemical Sensor
Release Date: 10/28/2008

Marrying a sensitive detector technology capable of distinguishing hundreds of different chemical compounds with a pattern-recognition module that … more

Moths with a Nose for Learning
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Much like Pavlov conditioned his dog to salivate in anticipation of food when a bell rang, insects can be trained to perform certain behaviors … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold 'Polar' Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

NIST and Partners Identify Tiny Gold Clusters as Top-Notch Catalysts
Release Date: 09/16/2008

For most of us, gold is only valuable if we possess it in large-sized pieces. However, the "bigger is better" rule isn't the case for those … more

Oxygen Data is a Best Seller for Atmospheric Research
Release Date: 08/19/2008

The paper currently holding the top spot for most downloaded paper in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy is the densely titled “Experimental … more

NIST Chemists Get Scoop on Crude 'Oil' from Pig Manure
Release Date: 06/10/2008

After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain … more

A Molecular 'Salve' to Sooth Surface Stresses
Release Date: 05/28/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown for the first time that a single layer of molecular “salve” … more

‘Nanodrop’ Test Tubes Created with a Flip of a Switch
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new device that creates nanodroplet “test tubes” for … more

NIST, Army Researchers Pave the Way for Anthrax Spore Standards
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Dugway (Utah) Proving Ground have developed reliable … more

Chemists Measure Copper Levels in Zinc Oxide Nanowires
Release Date: 02/19/2008

Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated … more

NIST Posts Online Database of Cryogenic Materials Properties
Release Date: 11/08/2007

In response to numerous inquiries from academia, industry, and other government labs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

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