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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

NIST Guides Genetic Genealogy Labs Toward Improved Accuracy
Release Date: 12/23/2008

Anyone who has watched crime dramas on TV knows that forensic scientists can use DNA “profiling” to identify people from evidence gathered at a … more

Dressed to Kill: From Virus to Vaccine
Release Date: 12/09/2008

In a pioneering effort, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Queensland in Australia … more

Nanoparticles in the Home: More and Smaller Than Previously Detected
Release Date: 11/12/2008

NIST researcher Cynthia Howard Reed and guest researcher Lance Wallace measure nanoparticles emitted by common household appliances. The new … more

Candy-Coating Keeps Proteins Sweet
Release Date: 08/19/2008

Sugar-frosting isn’t just for livening up boring bran flakes; it can also preserve important therapeutic proteins. Researchers at the National … more

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