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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

NIST Technique Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS Studies
Release Date: 02/02/2011

The same properties that make engineered nanoparticles attractive for numerous applications—small as a virus, biologically and environmentally … more

Eggs Show Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover
Release Date: 01/19/2011

An international research team working with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory … more

Extracting Cellular 'Engines' May Aid in Understanding Mitochondrial Diseases
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish … more

NIST Announces $22 Million in Funding for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Electronics, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Release Date: 12/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a total of more than $22 million in funding … more

New NIST Dietary Supplement Reference Materials Could Be 'Berry' Useful
Release Date: 11/09/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed new certified reference materials for measuring amounts of … more

NIST Microrobotics Challenge Seeks Miniature Medics and Maze Masters
Release Date: 10/26/2010

They’ve played soccer, run dashes and deftly inserted pegs into holes—all within a world that can fit inside a single grain of rice. Now, it’s … more

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