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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

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

Biocompatibility of Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles have a bright and stable fluorescence and are promising candidates for use in bio-imaging, cell staining … more

Ontologies and Interoperability in Evolutionary Comparative Analysis
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Many computer-based inferences in contemporary biology are comparative and would benefit from the rigorous and flexible approach of evolutionary … more

Structural Databases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

We are witnessing the emergence of a web based "data rich" era on chemical and biological compounds. In order to make significant advances in this … more

Decontamination of Biological Threats in Water Supplies
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The availability of safe pure drinking water in the United States is taken for granted. The presence of dangerous microorganisms, viruses and … more

Relative Intensity Correction Standards for Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Luminescence measurements have become the methods of choice for new clinical and biochemical analyses due to their high selectivity and … more

Quantification of Cells with Specific Phenotypic Characteristics
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Flow cytometers are versatile instruments that have been successfully used to enumerate cell subsets in infectious diseases (e.g., HIV) and to … more

Nanoparticle Accumulation and Distribution in Organisms
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Given the substantial differences between nanoparticles (NPs) and typical organic and inorganic environmental contaminants, new experimental … more

Genotoxicity of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

As a result of their novel properties, nanoparticles are expected to be produced and incorporated into consumer products at exponentially … more

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