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Bioscience & Health Portal -- Overview

New medical diagnostic tests, improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care electronic records, reference materials for laboratory test methods, faster screening of promising vaccines, these are a few of the many areas where National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research serves the needs of the bioscience and health care community. NIST collaborates extensively with other federal and private organizations to provide the new measurements and standards methods, tools, and data needed to advance biosciences and health research. Bioscience and Health represent a large portion of that content.

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Programs and Projects
Development of SRMs for Accurate Assessment of Exposure to Toxic Elements and Anions

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Centers for Disease Control … more

Development of SRM 2669 for Accurate Assessment of Arsenic Exposure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has … more

Development of Methods for Measurement of Vitamin D in Foods, Fortified Foods, and Dietary Supplements

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle weakness and osteoporosis and … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Hormones in Human Serum

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many life functions, and deviations from normal levels can indicate serious health problems. … more

Development of SRM 955c Lead in Caprine Blood

Environmental and occupational exposure to toxic metals is assessed through whole blood analysis. Due to advances in measurement technology, … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements

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

Software
NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator Software

The NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which calculates the mass of an input peptide or protein sequence along … more

NIST's Integrated colony enumerator (NICE)

Enumeration of bacterial colonies on an agar plate is simple in concept, but automated colony counting is difficult due to variations in colony … more

Isotope Enrichment Calculator

The NIST Isotope Enrichment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which determines the percentage of 15 N enrichment of stable … more

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