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Enhanced NIST Instrument Enables High-speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
Release Date: 07/22/2014

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically … more

Researchers Find Organic Pollutants Not Factor in Turtle Tumor Disease
Release Date: 07/15/2014

For nearly four decades, scientists have suspected that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contributed to a green turtle's susceptibility to the … more

New NIST Web Tool Makes Working with Glycan Sugars a Lot Sweeter
Release Date: 07/11/2014

When researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) need a special tool to do their work more effectively, they often … more

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging
Release Date: 07/01/2014

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already … more

NIST Analytic Technique Offers Arson Investigators Faster, More Accurate Results
Release Date: 06/17/2014

A research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a new method for detecting ignitable liquids that … more

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

NIST Chip Produces and Detects Specialized Gas for Biomedical Analysis
Release Date: 05/20/2014

A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and … more

Nanotube-Infused Clothing May Protect Against Chemical Weapons
Release Date: 05/06/2014

Nerve agents are among the world's most feared chemical weapons, but scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Helps Cancer Treatment Drugs Get Past Their Sticking Point
Release Date: 04/22/2014

Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Seeks Applicants to Join Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 04/22/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and … more

No Compromises: JILA's Short, Flexible, Reusable AFM Probe
Release Date: 04/08/2014

JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision … more

'How Well Did You Sequence that Genome?' NIST, Consortium Partners Have Answer
Release Date: 02/25/2014

In December 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first high-throughput DNA sequencer (also known commonly as a "gene … more

New NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells
Release Date: 02/11/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process … more

Shape-Sifting: NIST Categorizes Bio Scaffolds by Characteristic Cell Shapes
Release Date: 02/07/2014

Getting in the right shape might be just as important in a biology lab as a gym. Shape is thought to play an important role in the effectiveness … more

NIST Cell Membrane Model Studied as Future Diagnostic Tool
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in Lithuania have used a NIST-developed laboratory model of a … more

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