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Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for Proteins
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

A number of proteins show promise as potential markers of health or disease, and commercial assays are being developed for these proteins. For … more

26plex Autosomal Short Tandem Repeat Assay
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

A short tandem repeat (STR) multiplex assay was developed with 25 autosomal loci plus the sex-typing locus amelogenin for a total of 26 amplified … more

Rapid Multiplex PCR
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

Forensic DNA typing is currently conducted in approximately eight to ten hours. The process includes DNA extraction, quantitation, multiplex PCR … more

Multiplexed Detectorless Electrophoresis
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

The ability to acquire large amounts of high quality data very rapidly is increasingly important for progress in the biological sciences. … more

Standard Reference Fluid Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Property measurements of the very highest accuracies are important for developing the thermodynamic and transport property models for working … more

Working/Functional Fluids
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

The conversion of primary energy (e.g. heat generated by the combustion of a fuel) into useful work most often involves a working fluid operating … more

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Dental Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2012

Our goal is to provide measurement methods and reference materials to facilitate the rational design of polymeric dental materials, thus enabling … more

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

New Gold Nanoparticle RMs Support Nanotechnology Research
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Three new reference materials (RMs) have been developed through a multi-division effort at NIST, led by the MML Ceramics Division . RMs 8011, … more

Integrating Nanochannels with Microchannels
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Controlling the location and orientation of nanobuilding blocks in assemblies of nanodevices is a challenging task in “bottom-up” chemical … more

Chemical/Biochemical Microsensor Science
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The Process Sensing Group at NIST is investigating a range of fundamental and technological issues related to next-generation chemical and … more

Monitoring Contaminants in the Arctic and Subarctic Using Banked Seabird Eggs
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

More than 95% of the seabirds breeding in the continental United States nest at colonies in the Bering and Chukchi seas and Gulf of Alaska. In … more

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer (SRP), developed jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has provided an … more

Continuing Support for Cement Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Cement manufacturers and their customers rely on the NIST Portland cement SRMs for laboratory qualification under ASTM International C 114-07 … more

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