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Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers
Release Date: 07/26/2005

In cancer research, biomarkers are molecules that indicate the presence of cancer in the body. Most are based on abnormal changes or mutations in … more

New Gene Chip May Be Early Cancer Diagnosis Tool
Release Date: 06/16/2005

A pilot study at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in support of the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

Keeping Drugs Stable Without Refrigeration
Release Date: 06/16/2004

A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it may take only a thin coating of freeze-dried sugar to keep insulin, vaccines and other … more

Using Mitochondrial DNA as a Cancer Biomarker
Release Date: 10/30/2002

The ghostly image above shows a subdividing cell treated with a fluorescent stain that is selectively absorbed by mitochondria. As part of a … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: 09/19/2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of … more

How Cold! New Partnership to Use Chilled Neutrons To Solve Cell Membrane Puzzles
Release Date: 02/19/2002

Cell membrane researchers are eagerly bracing for a long-awaited cold wave. A new partnership involving the National Institute of Standards and … more

Cold Neutrons for Biology and Technology
Release Date: 02/19/2002

What’s so hot about “cold” neutrons? Packaged with protons in the atomic nucleus, neutrons are non-destructive, highly penetrating probes, … more

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