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Hemozoin Paper Published in Malaria Journal By Katie Miller

Earlier this month, a paper by IV Lab’s Malaria Diagnostics team was published in the Malaria Journal. The paper – Limitations of haemozoin-based diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum using dark-field microscopy – discusses IV Lab’s investigation into the hemozoin crystal as a biomarker for malaria diagnostics.

Spinning Fat From Milk By Ted Baughman

US dairy standards in the late 1880’s were a lax affair. Very few dairies had the interest or capability to execute the tedious laboratory manipulations to determine the butterfat content of milk, the key determinant of milk quality. 

Heilmeier Catechism By Katie Miller

Intellectual Ventures Laboratory distinguishes itself by rapidly de-risking projects through deep, flexible thinking and rapid, purposeful investigation. Although our approach to de-risking projects is unique to our specific circumstances, we have gathered knowledge from many historic inventors, including George Heilmeier.

Metamaterials Commercialization Center Publishes Paper in IEEExplore By Katie Miller

In July 2013, IV’s Metamaterials Commercialization Center (MCC) presented their research at the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Orlando Florida.

Institute for Disease Modeling Publishes Paper in BMC Systems Biology Journal By Katie Miller

The Institute for Disease Modeling‘s HIV within-host modeling effort, led by Anna Bershteyn, recently published a paper in the open access, peer-reviewed journal BMC Systems Biology. 

Institute for Disease Modeling Publishes Paper in Journal of the Royal Society Interface By Katie Miller

Recently, the Institute for Disease Modeling published a paper in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 

Nathan Myhrvold Publishes Study in PLOS One By Katie Miller

The new study by Nathan Myhrvold Revisiting the Estimation of Dinosaur Growth Ratesrecently published in PLOS One, finds that improved statistical techniques for evaluating dinosaur growth data could change the way palentologists estimate dinosaur growth rates and other quantitative and qualitative growth traits.

Benefits of Solar Panel Standardization

Since solar cells first became commercially viable in the 1950s, they have benefitted from slow but steady gains in efficiency across a variety of photovoltaic materials, including germanium, cadmium and silicon. Efficiency gains in silicon cells in particular stand out because those cells have leveraged the standardized production techniques used to create integrated circuits. As IC wafer sizes have grown to 300mm from 50mm or less, solar cell sizes have grown as well, with corresponding economies of scale. Whereas efficiencies for crystalline silicon cells were once on the order of 2%, they now stand at about 20% [1].

Myhrvold: Global Warming will be both Faster and Slower than Expected By Katie Miller

A new study of climate change by researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Intellectual Ventures offers a new prediction of how quickly increases in greenhouse-gas concentrations will heat up the Earth.

Optical TB Diagnostics Project Publishes Paper in Biomedical Optics Express By Katie Miller

The Optical TB Diagnostics team, led by Project Lead Ben Wilson, recently published a paper in Biomedical Optics Express.