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Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2015

The Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program , coordinated by the Chemical Sciences Division, supports measurement technology for … more

Photodetector Analysis for Biological Agent Detection
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Photomultiplier tube (PMT) analysis with respect to PMT sensitivity and long-term stability using synchrotron radiation.

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Regulatory and health agencies within the US, Canada, and countries within Europe are continuously identifying compounds of suspected carcinogenic … more

Measurements and Standards for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health's … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

ERCC
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

Therapies for diseases like cancer are based on information found in a patient's DNA, and their effectiveness relies on the ability to complete an … more

SRM 2374
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

When ERCC members developed the RNA spike-in controls, they contributed RNA sequences designed to mimic, but not interfere with, mammalian RNA. … more

ERCC2
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

In July 2014, ERCC members initiated the ERCC 2.0 effort to develop an updated suite of RNA controls that will keep pace with advances in RNA … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is working to develop natural-matrix and solution-based SRMs that are characterized for fatty acid composition. The … more

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in the U.S., and current estimates suggest that more than 20 million Americans are affected by … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Recent innovative advances in the design and manufacture of isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) have revolutionized the study of natural and … more

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The accurate mass determination of DNA and other nucleic acids is of critical importance in many clinical diagnoses and in forensic and molecular … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

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