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NIST Mini-Sensor Traces Faint Magnetic Signature of Human Heartbeat
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used NIST's miniature … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

Scaffold Gradients: Finding the Right Environment for Developing Cells
Release Date: 05/25/2010

People often have strong opinions on the "right" firmness of mattresses for themselves, and, as it turns out, some cell types have similar … more

Meet Phannie, NIST's Standard 'Phantom' for Calibrating MRI Machines
Release Date: 05/11/2010

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--a widely used medical tool that relies on magnetic fields and radio waves to visualize the body's internal … more

To Improve Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Good Medicine Is a Polymer Pill
Release Date: 04/27/2010

In the top image, Zachary Levine (at left) and Joe Chen prepare to load a boxful of polymer ellipsoids into a CT scanner to test its ability to … more

Combining Nanotubes and Antibodies for Breast Cancer ‘Search and Destroy’ Missions
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Single-walled nanotubes--cylinders of carbon about a nanometer in diameter--have been highly touted for potential applications such as ultrastrong … more

Small Nanoparticles Bring Big Improvement to Medical Imaging
Release Date: 11/17/2009

If you're watching the complex processes in a living cell, it is easy to miss something important--especially if you are watching changes that … more

NIST Quantifies Low Levels of 'Heart Attack Risk' Protein
Release Date: 11/03/2009

Searching for a needle in a haystack may seem futile, but it's worth it if the needle is a hard-to-detect protein that may identify a person at … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

ERCC to Begin Test Rounds for Final RNA Reference Set
Release Date: 09/14/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC), has awarded a contract … more

Workshop Addresses Imaging Technology in Therapeutics
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Increasingly, medical and pharmaceutical researchers are looking to biomedical imaging as a tool to track disease progress, speed drug discovery … more

Links Between DNA Damage and Breast Cancer Studied
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered a … more

Neuronal Cell Cultures Kept on the Straight and Narrow
Release Date: 05/25/2006

An improved technique for culturing cells, developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), may enable new, fundamental … more

NIST and NCI to Collaborate On Proteomics Assessment
Release Date: 05/12/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health have begun … more

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