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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

NIST Develops First Widely Useful Measurement Standard for Breast Cancer MRI
Release Date: 03/23/2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance … more

Large Turnout for Funding Opportunity Briefing for DOC-Funded Manufacturing Institutes — Video Available Online
Release Date: 03/18/2016

On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) hosted over 200 participants for a Proposers’ Day , where the attendees … more

Amping Antimicrobial Discovery with Automation
Release Date: 03/16/2016

The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin—and these microbes are rapidly evolving … more

New Phantom for Breast Cancer Screening
Release Date: 03/14/2016

The new breast phantom consists of two components. The one at more

Study Highlights Need for Better Characterized Genomes for Clinical Sequencing
Release Date: 03/02/2016

A new study that assesses the accuracy of modern human-genome-sequencing technologies found that some medically significant portions of an … more

Vaccine Fridge Field Study ‘Opens Doors’ to New Standards
Release Date: 02/23/2016

Alexandra Rodriguez demonstrating the broken contact style of data logger. Recipients of an annual flu shot may be surprised to learn that there … more

New Experimental Test Detects Signs of Lyme Disease Near Time of Infection
Release Date: 02/11/2016

When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease, the insidious tick-borne illness that afflicts about 300,000 Americans annually, finding the … more

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