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NIST and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Help Ensure Accurate Clinical Measurements of HER2 Breast Cancer Gene
Release Date: 08/17/2016

A new measurement standard developed by the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) has been used successfully by the Frederick … more

NIST Develops First Widely Useful Measurement Standard for Breast Cancer MRI
Release Date: 03/23/2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance … more

Amping Antimicrobial Discovery with Automation
Release Date: 03/16/2016

The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin—and these microbes are rapidly evolving … more

Study Highlights Need for Better Characterized Genomes for Clinical Sequencing
Release Date: 03/02/2016

A new study that assesses the accuracy of modern human-genome-sequencing technologies found that some medically significant portions of an … more

New Experimental Test Detects Signs of Lyme Disease Near Time of Infection
Release Date: 02/11/2016

When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease, the insidious tick-borne illness that afflicts about 300,000 Americans annually, finding the … more

SPS Interns Get the NIST Experience
Release Date: 09/17/2015

  Front row: SPS interns Veronica Martinez-Vargas (left) and Teresa Turmanian. Back row: Robert Brown (left), CEO of the American Institute of … more

‘Measuring Stick’ Standard for Gene Sequencing Now Available from NIST
Release Date: 05/21/2015

The world’s first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized … more

Precocious GEM: Shape-Shifting Sensor Can Report Conditions from Deep in the Body
Release Date: 03/27/2015

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and … more

NIST’s MRI Measurement Tools to Help Diagnose Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injuries
Release Date: 03/17/2015

More than 300,000 U.S. veterans have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent years, a legacy of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. … more

NIST's Michael Boss to Receive Tech Transfer Award for MRI Calibration Standard
Release Date: 02/24/2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Michael Boss will receive the 2015 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for … more

Prototype for First Traceable PET-MR Phantom
Release Date: 01/23/2015

A fused PET-CT image of the new phantom with its traceably calibrated amount of fluor more

Ultrasonic Thermometers for Medical Dosimetry
Release Date: 12/16/2014

PML researchers are exploring whether ultrasound can be used as a faster, more efficient way to take three-dimensional images of radiation dose … more

Research in Images: Cutaway View of Nanoparticles in a Neural Cell
Release Date: 11/26/2014

click on image for full-size version NIST's Precision Imaging Facility (PIF) in Boulder, Colo., provides a variety of advanced tools for precisely … more

Better Diagnostic Imaging for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Release Date: 10/23/2014

NIST-developed diffusion phantom placed in a "head coil" used for magnetic resonance imaging of the human brain. Image-calibration technology … more

Calibrating Radiation Beams with Light
Release Date: 09/17/2014

Ronald Tosh with the most recent setup for measuring temperature changes more

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