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JILA Study Finds Crowding Has Big Effects on Biomolecules
Release Date: 05/20/2014

Crowding has notoriously negative effects at large size scales, blamed for everything from human disease and depression to community resource … more

Progress in MRI Contrast Agents
Release Date: 03/05/2013

At the center of the cylinder is a microcapillary tube used to study single-particle measurement capability in magnetic contrast agents for MRI. … more

Shaking Up Biomolecules with Light
Release Date: 09/28/2012

PML scientist Zeeshan Ahmed lowers a sample into the instrument chamber for analysis. In living organisms, biomolecules such as proteins are … more

Not-So-Precious: Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement of Picoscale Forces
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Gold is not necessarily precious—at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. Artist's conception of JILA's advance in … more

New Detector Design Improves Gamma-rays Measurements
Release Date: 04/06/2012

The newly designed ionization chambers, in two sizes.   In the pursuit of precision measurements, nothing is simple, even when the apparatus … more

Progress and Promise in DIAL LIDAR
Release Date: 02/06/2012

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Stretching, the Truth: JILA Biophysicists Help Unravel DNA Stretching Mystery
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA—just how the … more

AFM Positioning: Shining Light on a Needle in a Haystack
Release Date: 11/09/2010

The researchers characterize their new technique as a neat solution to the "needle in a haystack" problem of nanoscale microscopy, but it's more … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

Scientists Create NICE Solution to Pneumonia Vaccine Testing Problems
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Pneumococcus colonies (bottom) ordinarily must be counted manually to determine whether pneumonia vaccine is effective on a patient, but freely … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

New Nanochemistry Technique Encases Single Molecules in Microdroplets
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The NIST "on-demand" single-molecule drop dispenser: Water flows through a microfluidic channel, roughly 35 microns wide, and enters a narrow … 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

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

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