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Branch Offices: New Family of Gold-Based Nanoparticles Could Serve as Biomedical 'Testbed'
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Gold nanoparticles are becoming the … well … gold standard for medical-use nanoparticles. A new paper* by researchers from the National Institute … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

Care for a Spot of (Green) Tea? New NIST Reference Materials for Popular Diet Supplement
Release Date: 05/24/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a suite of green tea reference materials to help manufacturers evaluate the … more

NIST Workshop Highlights Planned Consortium for Soft Material Manufacturing Research
Release Date: 05/18/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is holding a special industry workshop on June 2 and 3, 2011, at the NIST laboratories … more

Silver Cycle: New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science laboratories. Because they have a variety of … more

Silver Cycle: New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Test line 5 on 3/17/2013 10:54 PM by yyao. Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science … more

Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Bottlenose dolphins* and beluga whales**, two marine species at or near the top of their respective food webs, accumulate more chemical pollutants … more

The Secret Behind NIST's New Gas Detector? Chirp Before Sniffing
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Trace gas detection, the ability to detect a scant quantity of a particular molecule—a whiff of formaldehyde or a hint of acetone—in a vast sea of … more

NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events
Release Date: 04/26/2011

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by … more

New NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease
Release Date: 04/12/2011

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

Sharpened Focus: Improving the Numbers, Utility of Medical Imaging
Release Date: 04/12/2011

The idea of probing the body's interior with radiation stretches back to experiments with X rays in the 1800s, but more than a century later, … more

Closer Look at Cell Membrane Shows Cholesterol 'Keeping Order'
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Cell membranes form the “skin” of most every cell in your body, but the ability to view them up close and in motion cannot be rendered by many … more

Microreactors: Small Scale Chemistry Could Lead to Big Improvements for Biodegradable Polymers
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Using a small block of aluminum with a tiny groove carved in it, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

'A Little Off the Top' Helps NIST Map Cells with Submicrometer Resolution
Release Date: 03/01/2011

To determine if a tissue biopsy reveals the presence of cancer, a histologist often screens for cells with an abnormal appearance or a specific … more

Using Artificial, Cell-Like ‘Honey Pots’ To Entrap Deadly Viruses
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Weill Cornell Medical College have designed artificial … more

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