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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

NIST Announces Program to ID Human Cell Lines for Research
Release Date: 02/07/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is launching a project to collect and catalog DNA identification … more

New NIST 'Cell Assay on a Chip': Solid Results from Simple Means
Release Date: 02/07/2012

The great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” National Institute of Standards and … more

Magnetic Attraction: NIST/CU Microchip Demonstrates Concept of 'MRAM for Biomolecules'
Release Date: 10/13/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder (CU) have developed a low-power … more

Shaping Up: Controlling a Stem Cell's Form Can Determine Its Fate
Release Date: 09/13/2011

"Form follows function!" was the credo of early 20th century architects making design choices based on the intended use of the structure. Cell … 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

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

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

Faster CARS, Less Damage: NIST Chemical Microscopy Shows Potential for Cell Diagnostics
Release Date: 10/13/2010

A paper by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may breathe new life into the use of a powerful—but … 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

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

Lollipops and Ice Fishing: Molecular Rulers Used to Probe Nanopores
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using a pair of exotic techniques including a molecular-scale version of ice fishing, a team of researchers working at the National Institute of … more

Mouse Work: New Insights on a Fundamental DNA Repair Mechanism
Release Date: 03/02/2010

Adding a new link to our understanding of the complex chain of chemistry that keeps living cells alive, a team of researchers from the University … more

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