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Squishy Hydrogels May Be the Ticket for Studying Biological Effects of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/14/2013

A class of water-loving, jelly-like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane, such as superabsorbent diaper liners, to the … 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

NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the … more

Two for One: Simultaneous Size and Electrochemical Measurement of Nanomaterials
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have done a mash-up of two very different experimental techniques—neutron … more

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … more

Branch Offices: New Family of Gold-Based Nanoparticles Could Serve as Biomedical 'Testbed'
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Gold nanoparticles are becoming the … well … gold standard for medical-use nanoparticles. A new paper* by researchers from the National Institute … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

NIST Technique Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS Studies
Release Date: 02/02/2011

The same properties that make engineered nanoparticles attractive for numerous applications—small as a virus, biologically and environmentally … more

The Perfect Nanocube: Precise Control of Size, Shape, and Composition
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With growing interest in using nanoparticles for everything from antibacterial socks to medical imaging to electronic devices, the need to … more

'Instant Acid' Method Offers New Insight into Nanoparticle Dispersal in the Environment and the Body
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

Nanoparticles in the Home: More and Smaller Than Previously Detected
Release Date: 11/12/2008

NIST researcher Cynthia Howard Reed and guest researcher Lance Wallace measure nanoparticles emitted by common household appliances. The new … more

Showcase - NIST Presents Its Nano Technologies
Release Date: 04/10/2008

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, NIST presented some of its novel technologies developed at the NIST Labs in the nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, and … more

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