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Food & nutrition

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Fundamental Chemical Metrology

Ongoing
The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation's reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. industry's

NIST Food Protein Allergen Program

Ongoing
The NIST Food Protein Allergen Program is focused on providing reference materials and methods to improve the connection between the measured protein food

Methods to Quantify Microbial Viability

Ongoing
Accurate measurement of microbial viability is crucial in infectious disease diagnosis and treatment; for development of microbial therapeutics, probiotics and

Publications

Certification of Standard Reference Material® 2386 Avocado Powder

Author(s)
Melissa M. Phillips, Laura J. Wood, George Caceres, Grace Hahm, Karen E. Murphy, Rick L. Paul, Benjamin Place, James H. Yen
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released SRM 2386 Avocado Powder which has value assignment for over 70 analytes. This

An assessment of US microbiome research

Author(s)
Scott Jackson
Genome-enabled technologies have supported a dramatic increase in our ability to study microbial communities in environments and hosts. Taking stock of