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New Look at Multitalented Protein Sheds Light on Mysteries of HIV
Release Date: 10/13/2010

New insights into the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection process, which leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), may now be … more

Faster CARS, Less Damage: NIST Chemical Microscopy Shows Potential for Cell Diagnostics
Release Date: 10/13/2010

A paper by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may breathe new life into the use of a powerful—but … more

NIST Mini-Sensor Traces Faint Magnetic Signature of Human Heartbeat
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used NIST's miniature … more

NIST to Host Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium
Release Date: 09/14/2010

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research … more

The Perfect Nanocube: Precise Control of Size, Shape, and Composition
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With growing interest in using nanoparticles for everything from antibacterial socks to medical imaging to electronic devices, the need to … more

From Hydrogen Fuel Stations to Bean Counters, NIST Weights and Measures Works to Meet Market Needs
Release Date: 08/17/2010

State regulators, meter manufacturers and hydrogen gas producers concerned with developing markets for hydrogen fuel; farmers seeking to more … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

'Instant Acid' Method Offers New Insight into Nanoparticle Dispersal in the Environment and the Body
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … more

Scaffold Gradients: Finding the Right Environment for Developing Cells
Release Date: 05/25/2010

People often have strong opinions on the "right" firmness of mattresses for themselves, and, as it turns out, some cell types have similar … more

Meet Phannie, NIST's Standard 'Phantom' for Calibrating MRI Machines
Release Date: 05/11/2010

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--a widely used medical tool that relies on magnetic fields and radio waves to visualize the body's internal … more

To Improve Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Good Medicine Is a Polymer Pill
Release Date: 04/27/2010

In the top image, Zachary Levine (at left) and Joe Chen prepare to load a boxful of polymer ellipsoids into a CT scanner to test its ability to … more

Lollipops and Ice Fishing: Molecular Rulers Used to Probe Nanopores
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using a pair of exotic techniques including a molecular-scale version of ice fishing, a team of researchers working at the National Institute of … more

NIST, Maryland Researchers COMMAND a Better Class of Liposomes
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Pop a bubble while washing the dishes and you're likely to release a few drops of water trapped when the soapy sphere formed. A few years ago, … more

Knowing When Poultry Goes Foul
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Mom's trusty nose may be good, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have gone her one better by designing … more

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