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‘Microfluidic Palette’ May Paint Clearer Picture of Biological Processes
Release Date: 07/28/2009

(Top) The NIST microfluidic palette. The mixing area is the pin-sized chamber bordered by three holes in the center of the top layer. (Bottom) For … more

NIST Releases Vitamin D Standard Reference Material
Release Date: 07/14/2009

Responding to concerns about the quality and accuracy of methods used by testing laboratories to measure levels of vitamin D in the body, … more

NIST Issues Human Milk and Blood Serum SRMs for Contaminant Measurements
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Responding to scientists' need to measure organic contaminants in human body fluids, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

Workshop to Aim for Security, Accessibility in Future Voting Systems
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Creating voting machines that are both trustworthy and easy to use is the goal of the End-to-End Voting Systems Workshop, which should interest … more

Genetically Engineered Mice Yield Clues to ‘Knocking Out’ Cancer
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Deleting two genes in mice responsible for repairing DNA strands damaged by oxidation leads to several types of tumors, providing additional … more

NIST Seeks Proposals for $20 Million Program to Create Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowships
Release Date: 06/16/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is establishing a financial assistance program to help selected … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How 'Gene Switch' Works
Release Date: 02/10/2009

The bacterium behind one of mankind’s deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How ‘Gene Switch’ Works -- NIST, Brookhaven Researchers Use Tuberculosis Bacteria to End 25-Year Quest
Release Date: 02/06/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The bacterium behind one of mankind's deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the Commerce Department's … more

Super Sensitive Gas Detector Goes Down the Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/13/2009

When cells are under stress, they blow off steam by releasing minute amounts of nitrogen oxides and other toxic gases. In a recent paper,* … more

New Tool Gives Researchers a Glimpse of Biomolecules in Motion
Release Date: 01/13/2009

The ability of biomolecules to flex and bend is important for the performance of many functions within living cells. However, researchers … more

NIST Researcher Receives Kudos for Images of Labs on a Chip
Release Date: 11/12/2008

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) bioengineer Greg Cooksey is equally talented behind the lens of a camera as he is … more

Sniffing Out a Better Chemical Sensor
Release Date: 10/28/2008

Marrying a sensitive detector technology capable of distinguishing hundreds of different chemical compounds with a pattern-recognition module that … more

Moths with a Nose for Learning
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Much like Pavlov conditioned his dog to salivate in anticipation of food when a bell rang, insects can be trained to perform certain behaviors … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold 'Polar' Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

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