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Last Updated Date: 03/04/2015

Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamin D Metabolites
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

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: 02/27/2015

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

Understanding Protein Solution Phase Behavior via Coarse-Grained Modeling
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2015

Much of our knowledge of protein folding comes from experiments on polypeptides in dilute solutions or from theoretical models of isolated … 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

Development of SRMs for Accurate Assessment of Exposure to Toxic Elements and Anions
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Centers for Disease Control … more

NIST Chemistry Webbook
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

The NIST Chemistry WebBook is a site on the Internet ( ) that provides convenient access to a variety of physical and … more

Virtual Measurements
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

Compared with conventional, physical measurements, the cost of computational modeling continues to drop. This has driven many industries to … more

Microfluidic Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2015

Liposomes are nanometer-sized spherical vesicles made of phospholipids similar to those found in cell membranes of living organisms. Traditional … more

Development of SRM 2669 for Accurate Assessment of Arsenic Exposure
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has … more

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … 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

Vapor Characterization
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

A vapor is a fluid that develops (and will always be formed) above a condensed phase such as a solid or liquid. Understanding vapors is critical … more

Working/Functional Fluids
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

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