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‘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

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


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