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Spraying Mosquitoes . . . with Gamma Rays
Release Date: 08/16/2013

A paper cup served as an early irradiation enclosure. PML researchers placed dosimeters at various points in the enclosure and also monitored … more

Save the Date for the free Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs Workshop
Release Date: 02/11/2013

On April 30 - May 1, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a free … 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 Sensor Improvement Brings Analysis Method into Mainstream
Release Date: 12/20/2011

An advance in sensor design* by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Waterloo's … 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

Closer Look at Cell Membrane Shows Cholesterol 'Keeping Order'
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Cell membranes form the “skin” of most every cell in your body, but the ability to view them up close and in motion cannot be rendered by many … more

New Look at Multitalented Protein Sheds Light on Mysteries of HIV
Release Date: 10/13/2010

New insights into the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection process, which leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), may now be … more

NIST to Host Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium
Release Date: 09/14/2010

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Third Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research … more

Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … more

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
Release Date: 01/26/2010

According to a NIST study, vaccines that have not been removed from their packaging (most often a cardboard box), retain their temperature longer … more

Biochemical ‘On-Switch' Could Solve Protein Purification Challenge
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Drugs based on engineered proteins represent a new frontier for pharmaceutical makers. Even after they discover a protein that may form the basis … more

Candy-Coating Keeps Proteins Sweet
Release Date: 08/19/2008

Sugar-frosting isn’t just for livening up boring bran flakes; it can also preserve important therapeutic proteins. Researchers at the National … more

NIST Trumps the Clumps: Making Biologic Drugs Safer
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a technique to measure the formation of clumps of proteins … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

Unusually Stable Glasses May Benefit Drugs, Coatings
Release Date: 12/07/2006

Just spray and chill. That sums up a new approach to making remarkably stable glassy materials from organic (carbon-containing) molecules that … more

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