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Scientists get ship backed by Google executive

By Naila Moreira The Boston Globe January 27, 2014
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Pitching and yawing in swells from the tail end of a typhoon, the oceanographic research vessel RV Falkor looked like it was dead in the water...

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BIDMC to focus on tools for preventing harm, engaging families in ICUs

By Susan D. Hall FierceHealthIT January 27, 2014
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With a $5.3 million grant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center plans to create digital tools to further eliminate preventable harm in the intensive care unit and better engage with patients and families.

With the grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Beth Israel will join Johns Hopkins Medicine, the ...

Fifth class of S&T Policy Fellows goes to work in Capitol

CCST Spotlight January 24, 2014
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The fifth class of the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program has begun work in Sacramento, and the program is planning for the next five years...

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UC Davis wins award for nursing at the Medical Center

By Cynthia H. Craft Sacramento Bee January 24, 2014
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Higher patient satisfaction and better work environments for nurses may seem like two different topics, but they are linked, according to the Magnet Recognition Program developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

If nurses are happy, everyone’s more likely to be happy and healthy. Makes sense.

UC Davis Medical Center ...

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Beth Israel wins $5.3M grant to improve ICU care

By Julie M. Donnelly Boston Business Journal January 24, 2014
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has won a $5.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California to tackle “preventable harm” in the ICU. The new initiative will use both health information technology, and input from patients and families, to address all types of harm, including a ...
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UC Davis Medical Center wins back magnet nursing designation

By Kathie Robertson Sacramento Business Journal January 16, 2014
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The UC Davis Medical Center has won back a prestigious ”magnet” nursing designation, a national benchmark for nursing excellence and quality of patient care.

In 1997, the Sacramento hospital was the first in California to earn the “magnet” label from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. But UC Davis lost the designation in 2006 because ...

Data-Driven Discovery

Data-driven discovery investigator competition launched

January 9, 2014
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Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced an open call for applications for its brand-new Data-Driven Discovery Investigator competition. We seek individuals who exemplify multidisciplinary, data-driven science, coalescing natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science.

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Ahoy! First ocean vesicles spotted

By Denise Brehm MIT News January 9, 2014
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Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth’s biogeochemical and nutrient cycles. They nourish other organisms through the provision of oxygen and with their own body mass, which forms the base of the ocean food ...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T - What it means to patients

By Dominick Frosch, PhD and Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH Journal of General Internal Medicine January 7, 2014
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Aretha Franklin’s 1967 adaptation of Otis Redding’s “Respect” gave the song fame, contributed to the feminist movement and is widely credited with propelling her career. In the chorus, Franklin repeatedly sings “R-E-S-P-E-C-T—find out what it means to me”. A new study by Quigley and colleagues in the Journal of General ...

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Farming salmon on land is possible, project suggests

By Evelyn Boychuk CBC News January 6, 2014
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As its name implies, the Atlantic salmon has always been seen as an ocean dweller. But the Canadian fishing industry is on the verge of being able to grow this saltwater fish anywhere – including, hypothetically, in the prairie provinces.

The Namgis closed containment facility on Vancouver Island is the ...