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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

NIST, UMBI Host October Conference to Spur Bioscience Innovation
Release Date: 08/06/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) will co-sponsor an … more

NIST Trumps the Clumps: Making Biologic Drugs Safer
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a technique to measure the formation of clumps of proteins … more

NIST Membrane Model May Unlock Secrets of Early-Stage Alzheimer's
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and three collaborating institutions are using a new laboratory model of … more

‘Nanoglassblowing’ Seen as Boon to Study of Individual Molecules
Release Date: 06/10/2008

While the results may not rival the artistry of glassblowers in Europe and Latin America, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Bitter Orange SRMs: Tools for Product Analysis/Quality
Release Date: 05/13/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for bitter orange, long used in folk … more

New Report Outlines Research Roadmap for Biomanufacturing
Release Date: 04/01/2008

On-line process tools, improved sensor calibration and analytical and data analysis methods are among the technological challenges facing the … more

NIST, NCI, SAIC Partner on New Method for Detecting HER2 Breast Cancer
Release Date: 02/19/2008

Immunohistochemical detection of HER2 cancer biomarker with IgY antibody and quantum dots is demonstrated in these samples of breast cancer cells … more

International Biofuels Effort Seeks Fewer Barriers, More Trade
Release Date: 02/05/2008

On Feb. 1, 2008, the governments of the United States, Brazil and the European Union (EU)—the world’s major producers of biofuels—released an … more

New NIST Mini-Sensor May Have Biomedical and Security Applications
Release Date: 11/01/2007

Boulder, Colo. – A tiny sensor that can detect magnetic field changes as small as 70 femtoteslas—equivalent to the brain waves of a person … more

New SRM Allows Accurate Accounting of Forensic DNA
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Thanks to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for making multiple copies of DNA fragments, even tiny bits of biological evidence (in the … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

Biopharmaceutical Infrastructure Key to Lower Drug Development Costs
Release Date: 10/11/2007

Improvements to the technology infrastructure for researching and developing new biopharmaceuticals would be expected to save the industry … more

SRMs Track Fire Retardants in Humans and Environment
Release Date: 08/16/2007

If only the flame retardant chemicals routinely added to consumer products from carpets to cell phones just did their job and nothing more. Health … more

Layered Approach May Yield Stronger, More Successful Bone Implants
Release Date: 08/16/2007

High-magnification scanning electron microscopy shows (center of micrograph) the leg of an osteoblast (bone precursor), called a cytoplasmic … more


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