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Toxic Algal Blooms in Their True Colors
Release Date: 08/26/2016

Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen … more

An Optical Method of Sorting Nanoparticles by Size
Release Date: 08/17/2016

A schematic diagram of how the sorting system more

NIST and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Help Ensure Accurate Clinical Measurements of HER2 Breast Cancer Gene
Release Date: 08/17/2016

A new measurement standard developed by the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) has been used successfully by the Frederick … more

NIST Standard Story: For Laboratory Use Only
Release Date: 08/15/2016

NIST scientists have thoroughly measured and characterized more than 1,300 physical products, NIST Standard Reference Materials ®, to help people … more

An Extraordinary Standard: New NIST Protein Could Spur Biopharmaceutical Innovation
Release Date: 07/28/2016

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued one of the world’s most intricate measurement standards: an … more

New Model May Help Solve the Mystery of How Lithium Stabilizes Moods
Release Date: 07/27/2016

New measurements may have lifted the veil on the vexingly elusive interactions through which lithium can moderate the manic highs and debilitating … more

Detecting Brain Waves with Atomic Vapor
Release Date: 07/26/2016

It’s really hard to hear what the brain is saying. Neural impulses -- currents of ions moving through channels between the brain’s 100 billion … more

U.S. Commerce Department Awards Small Businesses $3.3 Million for Innovation Research
Release Date: 07/06/2016

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced that 19 small businesses will receive nearly … more

Shape-Changing Enzyme Suggests How Small Doses of Anti-HIV Drug Might Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
Release Date: 06/28/2016

For a promising pathway to treating Alzheimer’s patients, “aim here.” That’s what National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) researchers … more

Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology Name Two Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 06/16/2016

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Commerce’s National … more

A Call for Developing—and Using—Consensus Standards to Ensure the Quality of Cell Lines
Release Date: 06/14/2016

Mainstays of biomedical research, permanent lines of cloned cells are used to study the biology of health and disease and to test prospective … more

SF6 Shows Promise as Mercury Substitute
Release Date: 05/27/2016

PML's Weston Tew with the new triple-point cel more

NIST and Stanford Launch Long-Term Measurement Initiative to Boost the U.S. Bio-Economy
Release Date: 05/20/2016

STANFORD, Calif.—The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Stanford University announced today that … more

Newly Patented NIST Technique Creates Precisely Sized Nanocontainers Useful for Drug Delivery
Release Date: 04/07/2016

What if doctors could deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to tumors without making patients sick? Bringing this dream of targeted drug delivery … more

DNA-Encoded Circuits Made Easier, Faster, and More Measurable
Release Date: 04/01/2016

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more


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