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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

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

NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 06/25/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new reference material—a sort of standardized sample—of cellular scaffolds … 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

Non-Human Cell Line Authentication
Release Date: 01/25/2013

Many journals now require cell line authentication prior to publication of research results. Are you ready? How are you authenticating your … more

Cellular Landscaping: Predicting How, and How Fast, Cells Will Change
Release Date: 10/31/2012

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a model* for making quantifiable predictions of how a … 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

Researchers Determine the Optimum Path for Tracking Fluorescent Nanoparticles Using a Laser
Release Date: 08/29/2012

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   researchers Gregg Gallatin and Andrew Berglund (now at Quantifind in Palo Alto, CA) have … more

Pollutants Could Pose Health Risks for Five Sea Turtle Species
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 … 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

Researchers Find Reducing Fishmeal Hinders Growth of Farmed Fish
Release Date: 05/02/2012

When it comes to the food used to raise fish in aquaculture "farms," it seems that you may get what you pay for. In a new study,* researchers from … 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 Findings Awaken Age-Old Anesthesia Question
Release Date: 03/20/2012

Why does inhaling anesthetics cause unconsciousness? New insights into this century-and-a-half-old question may spring from research performed at … more

NIST Seeks Health Record System Manufacturers to Assist in Usability Testing
Release Date: 02/16/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks manufacturers of electronic health record (EHR) systems to participate in a … more

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