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Chemical Characterization of Nanomaterial Formulations for Cancer Treatment in Support of the NCI Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

New generations of nanoparticles are being developed to provide early-stage detection and treatment of cancer. Much of the evaluative work on … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

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

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

There is increasing interest in the analytical and environmental communities in using mercury isotopic fingerprinting to identify source patterns … more

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

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

Superresolving Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Light microscopy is a widely used analytical tool because it provides non-destructive, real-time, three-dimensional imaging with chemical and … more

Site-Specific Bioimaging
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

In collaboration with scientists at the Laboratory for Cell Biology (LCB) within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of … more

Next-Generation Metrology for Drug Delivery Systems
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

A critical metrology issue for pharmaceutical industries is the application of analytical techniques to the characterization of drug delivery … more

Trophic Transfer of Nanoparticles in a Simplified Invertebrate Food Web
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

We demonstrated that carboxylated and biotinylated quantum dots (QDs) can be transferred to higher trophic organisms (rotifers) through dietary … more

Depth Profiling of Drug Eluting Stent Coatings with Cluster SIMS
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

There is much excitement in the cardiology community about drug eluting stents (DES), a promising new treatment for coronary artery disease. A … more

3D Molecular Bioimaging Mass Spectrometry
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

In recent years, the use of cluster primary ion projectiles for organic secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) has generated considerable interest … more

Bioimaging
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our goal is to develop methods and materials for imaging-based characterization of molecular signatures that occur during cellular proliferation, … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Metrologies for Protein Structure, Function, and Modeling
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

NIST researchers in the Macromolecular Structure and Function Group are involved in a joint research program with scientists from the University … more

New Scalable Green Protocols for Processing Carbon Nanotubes
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The overall aim of this project is to develop and validate general methods and protocols for purification, size-separation and dispersion of … more

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