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Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Analysis of soils for metals and other elements is essential in assessing environmental compliance and the impacts of potentially toxic elements … more

Absorbed-Dose Measurements to Support Biologics Research
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

The Dosimetry Group have been working with Maryland-based biotech firm Sanaria Inc. that is planning to manufacture a new vaccine against malaria. more

Radionuclides by Anticoincidence Counting
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

The standardization of radionuclides by primary methods is the foundation for all the standards and services provided by the NIST radioactivity … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has produced several PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the forensic community. The primary uses of these … more

Development of Enhanced mRNA Amplification using Microfluidics
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

In conjunction with NCI/NIH, NIST is developing methods to improve mRNA amplification from small biological samples. Typical sample processing … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamins B6 and B12 in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

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

Development of a Standard Reference Material for Vitamin D in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

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

Uniaxial Tension Beyond Necking
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

This project is developing methods to extract valid tensile stress-strain data out of an ASTM E8-type test beyond the point of necking.

Comparison of Co60 Absorbed Dose for High-Dose Dosimetry
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

NIST participated in a recent international comparison of standards for absorbed dose to water for 60 Co gamma radiation at radiation-processing … more

Development of Proteomics-Based Methods for Protein Quantification
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

NIST is developing methods for the quantification of clinically-relevant protein biomarkers by mass spectrometry. Some methods are intended to … more

Improving Measurement Quality in Clinical Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Through collaboration with academic and government institutes, NIST is critically evaluating and attempting to improve measurement quality in … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Cardiac Troponin I in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is considered the 'gold standard' for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and the assessment of cardiac damage. Yet … more

Development of a Reference Measurement Procedure for C-Reactive Protein in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in serum or plasma have been used as an indicator of inflammation and infection. Recent evidence also suggests … more

Development of an Amino Acid (in Solution) Standard Reference Material
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Amino acids are the sequential components of proteins and many are essential to our physiological well-being. Their quantification by the … more

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