Jamie Almeida, NIST, speaking at Cell Culture 2012 Date Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Need for Better Characterized Genomes for Clinical Sequencing A new study that assesses the accuracy of modern human-genome-sequencing technologies found that some medically significant portions of an individual’s DNA blueprint are situated in complex, hard-to-analyze regions that are currently prone to systematic errors. Thursday, March 03, 2016Vaccine Fridge Field Study ‘Opens Doors’ to New Standards Recipients of an annual flu shot may be surprised to learn that there is currently no official standard for vaccine storage equipment in clinics, pharmacies, and other health providers’ offices – a potential problem, since vaccines need to be kept within strict temperature limits to remain viable. Wednesday, February 24, 2016Portable Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris. Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Forensic Facial Examiners Can Be Near Perfect In what might be the first face-off of its kind, trained forensics examiners from the FBI and law enforcement agencies worldwide were far more accurate in identifying faces in photographs than nonexperts and even computers. Wednesday, September 30, 2015Contactless Fingerprint Technology is Coming Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but NIST is working with industry to bring fast, touchless fingerprint readers out of the lab and into the marketplace. Tuesday, September 08, 2015Determining the Age of Fingerprints Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists a way to date fingerprints. Wednesday, August 26, 2015New Members of U.S National Commission on Forensic Science Announced The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced six appointments to the National Commission on Forensic Science. Friday, August 07, 2015Giving Cancer a Deadly Fever Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research has yielded unexpected results that should help optimize the design of magnetic nanoparticles that can be used to deliver heat directly to cancerous tumors.
Thursday, June 18, 2015Center for Improving Statistical Analysis of Forensic Evidence The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Iowa State University up to $20 million over five years to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence focused on pattern and digital evidence. Tuesday, June 09, 2015Measuring Volumes of Key 'Lab on a Chip' Components NIST found a combination of techniques to effectively measure microfluidic channels, achieving an accuracy of within 5 percent for both a channel's depth and its bottom's width. Wednesday, April 22, 2015NMR ‘Fingerprinting’ for Monoclonal Antibodies Study by NIST researchers shows the use of NMR spectroscopy for measuring the structural congfiguration of monoclonal antibodies. Thursday, April 16, 2015Ultra-enriched Silicon Paves the Road to Quantum Computing Using a relatively straightforward technique, a team of NIST researchers has created what may be the most highly enriched silicon currently being produced. Wednesday, August 13, 2014NIST, County Crime Lab Team Up on Ballistics Research Partnership will contribute to a collection of topographic data from thousands of fired bullets and cartridge cases. Tuesday, August 12, 2014NIST Instrument Enables High-speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues Researchers have demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibration "signatures." Wednesday, July 23, 2014NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees The new members, selected for their expertise in law, psychology and quality assurance, will serve on three advisory committees. Thursday, July 17, 2014