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Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

Optimization of the Standard Addition Method (SAM) Using
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

The standard addition method (SAM) was first described by oceanographers in 1955 to overcome matrix effects in the determination of strontium in … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 02/24/2015

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

Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in … more

Monitoring Contaminants in the Arctic and Subarctic Using Banked Seabird Eggs
Last Updated Date: 02/20/2015

In 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS-AMNWR), the U.S. Geological Survey Biological … more

Development of Standards for the World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch Program
Last Updated Date: 02/12/2015

The presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and oxygenates, in the atmosphere has become important … more

Measurements and Standards to Support Global Climate Change Studies
Last Updated Date: 02/12/2015

Much of the world's assessment and critical evaluation of currently available data on contributions to climate change comes from the … more

CCQM Activities in the Gas Analysis Working Group
Last Updated Date: 02/12/2015

NIST's Chemical Sciences Division Gas Metrology group has participated in over 30 Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance-Metrology in … more

Development of a Standard Reference Material for Vitamin D in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2015

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

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamins B6 and B12 in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2015

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

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

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

Measurements and Standards for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

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

SRMs for Organic Contaminants in Human Serum, Milk, and Urine
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

NIST and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to develop seven new SRMs to meet the expanding needs for the … more

International Comparisons
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

Because of NIST's role as the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in the U.S., the Chemical Sciences Division's measurement capabilities must be … 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

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