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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation selects awardees for $34.2M in grants to stimulate experimental research in the physics of quantum materials

September 28, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, after a national competition, has selected nineteen Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials. Through grants to 11 universities around the United States, this five-year, $34.2 million investigator program will allow these outstanding physicists to pursue ambitious, high-risk research, including the development of new ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Involving patients and their families in health care delivery key to increasing quality of care, preventing harms and reducing costs

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Yet meaningful patient and family engagement remains the exception not ...

Patient and Family Engagement

8 hospital actions for stronger patient engagement

By Katie Sullivan FierceHealthcare September 23, 2014

As healthcare shifts toward value-based care, patient engagement, experience and satisfaction are more important than ever as consumers seek to become a bigger part of their own care.

With that in mind, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a private grantmaking organization, along with the American Institutes for Research, released a ...

36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues

By Liz Core Grist September 16, 2014

We know: Beginning a series on current ocean news seems like a bleak proposition. Between the expanding garbage patches and relentless rise of warming seas, positive stories aren’t exactly growing on trees. So we’ve gone to the trouble to net you 36 whole reasons to be excited about the future ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis doctoral student among first recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program awards

September 16, 2014

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multifunder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is aimed at increasing the number of doctorally ...

Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean

Joint Genome Institute September 15, 2014

For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water. In certain coastal areas, extreme oxygen-starvation produces “dead zones” that decimate marine fisheries and destroy food web structure. As dissolved oxygen levels decline, energy is increasingly diverted away from multicellular life into ...

As farmland runs out, seafood looks better than you think

By Nathanael Johnson Grist September 15, 2014

To create a more sustainable and equitable food system, we’re going to have to produce more food. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to as I’ve worked through the arguments over feeding ourselves. We’ll need to share that food more equitably and limit population growth as well — but it turns ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Brazil's planned Tapajós dams would increase Amazon deforestation by 1M ha

By Rhett A. Butler Mongabay.org September 14, 2014

A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of an additional 950,000 hectares of rainforest by 2032 by spurring land speculation and mass migration to the region, suggests a new study published by Imazon, a Brazilian NGO.

The analysis, which forecasts deforestation ...

Global Food Traceability Center launches new Seafood Traceability Financial Tool

WASHINGTON DC — The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today announced the launch of a Seafood Traceability Financial Tool. This tool assists organizations in the seafood industry in understanding the financial impact (costs and benefits) of implementing traceability. Developed with input from seafood business leaders and ...

This $1 foldable microscope could change science education as we know it

By Jason Hahn Digital Trends September 7, 2014

Microscope kits may invoke a sweet nostalgia for many adults today, but future generations of children in science classes may enjoy an entirely different microscopy experience. A research team at Stanford University has created a foldable paper microscope to help democratize science education for less than a dollar.

The origami-based ...