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Protection Against Ionizing Radiation in Extreme Radiation-Resistant Microorganisms
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

We measured the levels of modified DNA bases following ?-irradiation of the halophilic archaeon, Halobacterium sp. str. NRC-1. In this first study … more

Development of SRMs for Serum Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Serum proteomics, the detection and measurement of as many proteins in a serum sample as possible, could be an important element of personalized … more

Fundamental Interaction Mechanisms of Engineered Nanomaterials with DNA
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

We utilized isotope-dilution liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to determine the levels of the oxidatively damaged DNA bases, … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Metrologies for Protein Structure, Function, and Modeling
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

NIST researchers in the Macromolecular Structure and Function Group are involved in a joint research program with scientists from the University … more

New Scalable Green Protocols for Processing Carbon Nanotubes
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

The overall aim of this project is to develop and validate general methods and protocols for purification, size-separation and dispersion of … more

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Molecular spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 11/28/2014

The molecular spectroscopy sub-group carries out vibrational and rotational spectroscopic analyses on experimental data obtained primarily in the … more

Far-infrared Spectroscopy of Biomolecules
Last Updated Date: 11/28/2014

Far-infrared (or terahertz/THz, ca. 25 to 300 micron wavelength) femtosecond pulsed laser and Fourier-transform infrared methods are employed to … more

Legacy Project - Fate of Nanoparticles in Neural Environments
Last Updated Date: 11/26/2014

Our goal is to develop an advanced in vitro system for nano-neurotoxicology that employs neural progenitor cells and tissue-engineering hydrogels. … more

Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2014

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

Botanical Oils Containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2014

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: 11/24/2014

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: 11/24/2014

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

Bitter Orange Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2014

Three bitter orange-containing Standard Reference Materials have been developed as part of the Chemical Science Division's program to produce SRMs … more

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