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Development of SRMs for Accurate Assessment of Exposure to Toxic Elements and Anions
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Centers for Disease Control … more

Development of SRM 2669 for Accurate Assessment of Arsenic Exposure
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has … more

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

Development of SRM 955c Lead in Caprine Blood
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Environmental and occupational exposure to toxic metals is assessed through whole blood analysis. Due to advances in measurement technology, … more

Development of Methods for Measurement of Vitamin D in Foods, Fortified Foods, and Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle weakness and osteoporosis and … more

Medical Device Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The growing sophistication of electronic medical devices results in two broad benefits for both individuals and society: improved survivability in … more

Resonating Platforms for Nanomaterial Analysis
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) instrumentation and advanced oscillators with enhanced sensitivity to … more

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … more

Legacy Project - Fate of Nanoparticles in Neural Environments
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop an advanced in vitro system for nano-neurotoxicology that employs neural progenitor cells and tissue-engineering hydrogels. … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

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

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for Clinical Diagnostic Markers
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

The accuracy of clinical diagnostic measurements is essential for reliable diagnosis and cost-effective treatment of disease. NIST's involvement in … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Hormones in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many life functions, and deviations from normal levels can indicate serious health problems. … more

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

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

Development of a Standard Reference Material for Vitamin D in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency within the general population is an area of concern. Vitamin D status is generally assessed … more

Development of SRMs for Serum Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Serum proteomics, the detection and measurement of as many proteins in a serum sample as possible, could be an important element of personalized … more

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