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‘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

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

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging
Release Date: 07/01/2014

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already … more

NIST Chip Produces and Detects Specialized Gas for Biomedical Analysis
Release Date: 05/20/2014

A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and … more

'How Well Did You Sequence that Genome?' NIST, Consortium Partners Have Answer
Release Date: 02/25/2014

In December 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first high-throughput DNA sequencer (also known commonly as a "gene … more

New NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells
Release Date: 02/11/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process … more

Shape-Sifting: NIST Categorizes Bio Scaffolds by Characteristic Cell Shapes
Release Date: 02/07/2014

Getting in the right shape might be just as important in a biology lab as a gym. Shape is thought to play an important role in the effectiveness … more

NIST Cell Membrane Model Studied as Future Diagnostic Tool
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in Lithuania have used a NIST-developed laboratory model of a … more

NIST Researchers Develop a Novel Approach for the Measurement of a Crucial DNA Repair Enzyme in Human Cells
Release Date: 01/07/2014

NIST researchers,  in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, recently reported a novel approach for identifying … more

NIST Calibration Tools to Encourage Use of Novel Medical Imaging Technique
Release Date: 12/03/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique … more

New NIST Standard Reference Material to Help Calibrate Hospital CAT Scanners
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new standard reference material (SRM), the first such … more

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