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Ginkgo SRMs: Tools for Product Analysis/Quality
Release Date: 08/16/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a suite of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for ginkgo biloba , one of the … more

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

Study: Cells Selectively Absorb Short Nanotubes
Release Date: 03/30/2007

DNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) shorter than about 200 nanometers readily enter into human lung cells and so may pose an … more

Unusually Stable Glasses May Benefit Drugs, Coatings
Release Date: 12/07/2006

Just spray and chill. That sums up a new approach to making remarkably stable glassy materials from organic (carbon-containing) molecules that … more

Robot Wheelchair May Give Patients More Independence
Release Date: 09/28/2006

NIST research assistants demonstrate two functions of the prototype robotic HLPR chair (left) facilitating leg exercise and (right) lifting the … more

ERCC to Begin Test Rounds for Final RNA Reference Set
Release Date: 09/14/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC), has awarded a contract … more

Structure of Key Enzyme in Plague Bacterium Found
Release Date: 08/17/2006

Ribbon rendering of the structure of AC-IV in Yersina pestis as determined at NIST. The enzyme is a dimer (two identical subunits around a … more

Workshop Addresses Imaging Technology in Therapeutics
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Increasingly, medical and pharmaceutical researchers are looking to biomedical imaging as a tool to track disease progress, speed drug discovery … more

Links Between DNA Damage and Breast Cancer Studied
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered a … more

Neuronal Cell Cultures Kept on the Straight and Narrow
Release Date: 05/25/2006

An improved technique for culturing cells, developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), may enable new, fundamental … more

Precision Biochemistry Tracks DNA Damage in Fish
Release Date: 05/12/2006

Like coal-mine canaries, fish DNA can serve as a measure of the biological impact of water and sediment pollution—or pollution clean-up. That’s … more

NIST and NCI to Collaborate On Proteomics Assessment
Release Date: 05/12/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health have begun … more

Measurement and Standards Issues in Nanobiotechnology
Release Date: 12/22/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-host a workshop to discuss needed measurement technologies and standards in the … more

Consortium Seeks Comment on Gene Expression Roadmap
Release Date: 08/26/2005

The External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC) has issued for comment a draft plan for the selection and qualification of candidate RNA sequences, to … more

Industrial Physics Forum: Innovation Infrastructure
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Industry executives, research managers, academics and science policy decision makers are invited to attend The Industrial Physics Forum on Nov. … more

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