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MEMS Measurement Science and Standards
Last Updated Date: 05/09/2013

Our goal is to provide technical leadership in R&D for the MEMS measurement infrastructure essential to improving U.S. economic … more

Collagen Films Protocol
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Background: Collagen type 1 is the most prevalent extracellular protein in connective tissue, and is part of the family of collagens that are … more

Protection Against Ionizing Radiation in Extreme Radiation-Resistant Microorganisms
Last Updated Date: 05/01/2013

We measured the levels of modified DNA bases following ?-irradiation of the halophilic archaeon, Halobacterium sp. str. NRC-1. In this first study … more

Digital PCR
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a method used to quantify nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, cDNA). At NIST we are using microfluidic and emulsion-based dPCR … more

Microfluidic Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2013

Liposomes are nanometer-sized spherical vesicles made of phospholipids similar to those found in cell membranes of living organisms. Traditional … more

Metrology for Advanced Bioelectronics
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

We are developing electronic chip-based technology for DNA and protein analysis for industry. This research will help revolutionize health care, … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

DNA Biometrics
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

There is ongoing interest in utilizing DNA typing methods for biometric purposes. Forensic DNA typing using STR markers has been performed in the … more

SRM for Huntington CAG Repeat
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Huntington disease is a neurodegenerative disease of midlife onset that produces choreic movements and cognitive decline, often accompanied by … more

DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has produced several PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the forensic community. The primary uses of these … more

Cytomegalovirus Standard Reference Material
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is commonly carried by the general population (50% to 80%). After the initial infection the virus generally remains latent in … more

Measurement and Standards for Biotech Crop Detection and Quantification
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

The US agricultural system is a major exporter of raw materials such as grain and finished foods. A large part of the market consists of commodity … more

Genome in a Bottle Consortium
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has organized the "Genome in a Bottle Consortium" to develop the reference materials, reference data, and reference methods needed to assess … more

Development of Enhanced mRNA Amplification using Microfluidics
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

In conjunction with NCI/NIH, NIST is developing methods to improve mRNA amplification from small biological samples. Typical sample processing … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamins B6 and B12 in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Vitamins are essential to normal functioning of the human body because they serve as co-factors for important biological processes. Deficiencies … more

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