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NIST Mini-sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain
Release Date: 04/19/2012

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research … more

NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the … more

May Workshop Examines Impact of Advanced Imaging Technology on Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) working group, … more

NIST Findings Awaken Age-Old Anesthesia Question
Release Date: 03/20/2012

Why does inhaling anesthetics cause unconsciousness? New insights into this century-and-a-half-old question may spring from research performed at … more

Two for One: Simultaneous Size and Electrochemical Measurement of Nanomaterials
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have done a mash-up of two very different experimental techniques—neutron … more

Experts Recommend Measures to Reduce Human Error in Fingerprint Analysis
Release Date: 02/21/2012

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has … more

NIST Seeks Health Record System Manufacturers to Assist in Usability Testing
Release Date: 02/16/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks manufacturers of electronic health record (EHR) systems to participate in a … more

President's FY 2013 Budget Request for NIST Targets Advanced Manufacturing, Critical Science and Technology Programs
Release Date: 02/13/2012

Washington, D.C. – The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget for the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Announces Program to ID Human Cell Lines for Research
Release Date: 02/07/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is launching a project to collect and catalog DNA identification … more

Good Timing: NIST/CU Collaboration Adds Timing Capability to Living Cell Sensors
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Individual cells modified to act as sensors using fluorescence are already useful tools in biochemistry, but now they can add good timing to their … more

NIST Provides Octagonal Window of Opportunity for Carbon Capture
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes. However, … more

New NIST 'Cell Assay on a Chip': Solid Results from Simple Means
Release Date: 02/07/2012

The great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” National Institute of Standards and … more

Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples
Release Date: 01/24/2012

Top: Transmission electron diffraction pattern from from a segment of an indium gallium nitride (InGaN) nanowire about 50 nanometers in diameter … more

NIST Standard Available for Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Cytomegalovirus
Release Date: 01/10/2012

A new clinical Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help health care … more

NIST Releases Two New SRMs for Monitoring Human Exposure to Environmental Toxins
Release Date: 01/10/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has … more

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