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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

NIST Sensor Improvement Brings Analysis Method into Mainstream
Release Date: 12/20/2011

An advance in sensor design* by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Waterloo's … more

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … more

New NIST Biometric Data Standard Adds DNA, Footmarks and Enhanced Fingerprint Descriptions
Release Date: 12/06/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a revised biometric standard in November, 2011, that vastly expands the type … more

Fish Flu: Genetics Approach May Lead to Treatment
Release Date: 11/08/2011

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the first look* at a genetic structure that may play a … more

Improved Characterization of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS and Biosensors Research
Release Date: 10/25/2011

The tendency of nanoparticles to clump together in solution—"agglomeration"—is of great interest because the size of the clusters plays an … more

Magnetic Attraction: NIST/CU Microchip Demonstrates Concept of 'MRAM for Biomolecules'
Release Date: 10/13/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder (CU) have developed a low-power … more

Shaping Up: Controlling a Stem Cell's Form Can Determine Its Fate
Release Date: 09/13/2011

"Form follows function!" was the credo of early 20th century architects making design choices based on the intended use of the structure. Cell … more

Kinder, Gentler Cell Capture Method Could Aid Medical Research
Release Date: 08/16/2011

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has come up with a potential solution to a two-pronged problem in … more

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