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'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

New MRI Phantoms for Diffusion and More
Release Date: 06/21/2013

Katy Keenan holds a diffusion phantom made by colleague Michael Boss. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an indispensable tool for … more

Webcast Planned for June Workshop on Lyme Disease Measurement
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Getting Lyme disease may be easy—the tick-transmitted illness is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States—but accurately … more

New Player in Electron Field Emitter Technology Makes for Better Imaging and Communications
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, College Park, have built a practical, … more

Temp-Controlled 'Nanopores' May Allow Detailed Blood Analysis
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Tiny biomolecular chambers called nanopores that can be selectively heated may help doctors diagnose disease more effectively if recent research … more

NIST Patent Could Give 'Lab on a Chip' Technology Long Shelf Life
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Having blood drawn and analyzed to diagnose disease is a process that can take a few days, but what if your doctor could perform this analysis in … more

NIST, Columbia Engineering Collaborate on Inexpensive DNA Sequencing Method
Release Date: 10/02/2012

Rapid, accurate genetic sequencing soon may be within reach of every doctor's office if recent research from the National Institute of Standards … more

Long-Predicted Fluctuations in Cell Membranes Observed for First Time
Release Date: 08/08/2012

A long-standing mystery in cell biology may be closer to a solution thanks to measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Effort Could Improve High-Tech Medical Scanners
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room—and a team of scientists* at the National … more

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