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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

June Conference Highlights Latest in Metabolomics
Release Date: 05/15/2012

Researchers, health care professionals, academics, industry representatives and others interested in the advanced diagnostic and disease treatment … more

Ultrasound Idea: Prototype NIST/CU Bioreactor Evaluates Engineered Tissue While Creating It
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a prototype bioreactor—a device for culturing cells to … more

NIST Mini-sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain
Release Date: 04/19/2012

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research … more

May Workshop Examines Impact of Advanced Imaging Technology on Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) working group, … more

NIST Standard Available for Better Diagnosis, Treatment of Cytomegalovirus
Release Date: 01/10/2012

A new clinical Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help health care … more

Kinder, Gentler Cell Capture Method Could Aid Medical Research
Release Date: 08/16/2011

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has come up with a potential solution to a two-pronged problem in … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

New NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease
Release Date: 04/12/2011

A new Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help clinical genetics labs accurately … more

Sharpened Focus: Improving the Numbers, Utility of Medical Imaging
Release Date: 04/12/2011

The idea of probing the body's interior with radiation stretches back to experiments with X rays in the 1800s, but more than a century later, … more

'A Little Off the Top' Helps NIST Map Cells with Submicrometer Resolution
Release Date: 03/01/2011

To determine if a tissue biopsy reveals the presence of cancer, a histologist often screens for cells with an abnormal appearance or a specific … more

Using Artificial, Cell-Like ‘Honey Pots’ To Entrap Deadly Viruses
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Weill Cornell Medical College have designed artificial … more

Extracting Cellular 'Engines' May Aid in Understanding Mitochondrial Diseases
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish … more

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