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New NIST Standard Reference Material to Help Calibrate Hospital CAT Scanners
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new standard reference material (SRM), the first such … more

NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 06/25/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new reference material—a sort of standardized sample—of cellular scaffolds … more

NIST Standard Available for Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Cytomegalovirus
Release Date: 01/10/2012

A new clinical Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help health care … more

NIST Releases Two New SRMs for Monitoring Human Exposure to Environmental Toxins
Release Date: 01/10/2012

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

New NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease
Release Date: 04/12/2011

A new Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help clinical genetics labs accurately … more

New NIST Dietary Supplement Reference Materials Could Be 'Berry' Useful
Release Date: 11/09/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed new certified reference materials for measuring amounts of … more

New SRM Allows Accurate Accounting of Forensic DNA
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Thanks to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for making multiple copies of DNA fragments, even tiny bits of biological evidence (in the … more

NIST and NCI to Collaborate On Proteomics Assessment
Release Date: 05/12/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health have begun … more

Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers
Release Date: 07/26/2005

In cancer research, biomarkers are molecules that indicate the presence of cancer in the body. Most are based on abnormal changes or mutations in … more

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