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NIST Scientists Quantify Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions
Release Date: 01/12/2010

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has quantified the interaction of gold nanoparticles with important … more

Combining Nanotubes and Antibodies for Breast Cancer ‘Search and Destroy’ Missions
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Single-walled nanotubes--cylinders of carbon about a nanometer in diameter--have been highly touted for potential applications such as ultrastrong … more

Nervy Research: Researchers Take Initial Look at Ion Channels in a Model System
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Before one of your muscles can twitch, before the thought telling it to flex can race down your nerve, a tiny floodgate of sorts--called an ion … more

Small Nanoparticles Bring Big Improvement to Medical Imaging
Release Date: 11/17/2009

If you're watching the complex processes in a living cell, it is easy to miss something important--especially if you are watching changes that … more

NIST Quantifies Low Levels of 'Heart Attack Risk' Protein
Release Date: 11/03/2009

Searching for a needle in a haystack may seem futile, but it's worth it if the needle is a hard-to-detect protein that may identify a person at … more

Biochemical ‘On-Switch' Could Solve Protein Purification Challenge
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Drugs based on engineered proteins represent a new frontier for pharmaceutical makers. Even after they discover a protein that may form the basis … more

The White Stuff: Marine Lab Team Seeks to Understand Coral Bleaching
Release Date: 10/20/2009

With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions--including … 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 Beryllium Reference Material for Occupational Safety Monitoring
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, … more

Therapeutic Nanoparticles Give New Meaning to Sugar-Coating Medicine
Release Date: 09/22/2009

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) studying sugar-coated nanoparticles for use as a possible cancer … more

Genetically Engineered Mice Yield Clues to ‘Knocking Out’ Cancer
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Deleting two genes in mice responsible for repairing DNA strands damaged by oxidation leads to several types of tumors, providing additional … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How 'Gene Switch' Works
Release Date: 02/10/2009

The bacterium behind one of mankind’s deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How ‘Gene Switch’ Works -- NIST, Brookhaven Researchers Use Tuberculosis Bacteria to End 25-Year Quest
Release Date: 02/06/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The bacterium behind one of mankind's deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the Commerce Department's … more

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