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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

Mouse Work: New Insights on a Fundamental DNA Repair Mechanism
Release Date: 03/02/2010

Adding a new link to our understanding of the complex chain of chemistry that keeps living cells alive, a team of researchers from the University … more

Marine Lab Hunts Subtle Clues to Environmental Threats to Blue Crabs
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus , long prized as a savory meal at a summer party or seafood restaurant, is a multi-million dollar … more

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
Release Date: 01/26/2010

According to a NIST study, vaccines that have not been removed from their packaging (most often a cardboard box), retain their temperature longer … more

What Were They Drinking? Researchers Investigate Radioactive Crock Pots
Release Date: 01/12/2010

Radioactive toothpaste, suppositories, makeup: Would-be inventors seeking to capitalize on the discovery of radioactivity in the late 19th century … more

NIST Scientists Quantify Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions
Release Date: 01/12/2010

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has quantified the interaction of gold nanoparticles with important … more

Combining Nanotubes and Antibodies for Breast Cancer ‘Search and Destroy’ Missions
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Single-walled nanotubes--cylinders of carbon about a nanometer in diameter--have been highly touted for potential applications such as ultrastrong … more

Nervy Research: Researchers Take Initial Look at Ion Channels in a Model System
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Before one of your muscles can twitch, before the thought telling it to flex can race down your nerve, a tiny floodgate of sorts--called an ion … more

Small Nanoparticles Bring Big Improvement to Medical Imaging
Release Date: 11/17/2009

If you're watching the complex processes in a living cell, it is easy to miss something important--especially if you are watching changes that … more

NIST Quantifies Low Levels of 'Heart Attack Risk' Protein
Release Date: 11/03/2009

Searching for a needle in a haystack may seem futile, but it's worth it if the needle is a hard-to-detect protein that may identify a person at … more

Biochemical ‘On-Switch' Could Solve Protein Purification Challenge
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Drugs based on engineered proteins represent a new frontier for pharmaceutical makers. Even after they discover a protein that may form the basis … more

The White Stuff: Marine Lab Team Seeks to Understand Coral Bleaching
Release Date: 10/20/2009

With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions--including … more

Scientists Create NICE Solution to Pneumonia Vaccine Testing Problems
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Pneumococcus colonies (bottom) ordinarily must be counted manually to determine whether pneumonia vaccine is effective on a patient, but freely … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

New Beryllium Reference Material for Occupational Safety Monitoring
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, … more

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