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The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association (MCFA) is working with The Nature Conservancy, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Ecotrust Canada and with the support of the Island Institute to develop a cost-effective option for electronic monitoring in the New England groundfish fishery. Currently vessels on a groundfish fishing trip are ...

Plant science investigator and wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Jorge Dubcovsky, an acclaimed plant geneticist, international leader in wheat genomics and elected member of the National Academy of Sciences from the University of California, Davis, was today named a recipient of the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, sharing the prize with Leif Andersson from Uppsala University in Sweden.

The ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UC Davis Medical Center wins back magnet nursing designation

By Kathie Robertson Sacramento Business Journal January 16, 2014

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 ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Highest recognition for nursing excellence

UC Davis Medical Center January 15, 2014

UC Davis Medical Center joins the ranks of elite clinical-care institutions in the nation with its new Magnet Recognition Program® status, which was granted this week by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and a benchmark for the ...

Data-Driven Discovery

Data-driven discovery investigator competition launched

January 9, 2014

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

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 ...

World's most powerful exoplanet camera looks skyward

By Tim Stephens University of California, Santa Cruz January 7, 2014

After nearly a decade of development at UC Santa Cruz and partner institutions, the world's most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds.

The instrument, called the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), was designed, built, and optimized for ...

Patient and Family Engagement

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

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 ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Farming salmon on land is possible, project suggests

By Evelyn Boychuk CBC News January 6, 2014
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 ...

Who killed the chemistry set? And an effort to reinvent it.

By Zack Seward WHYY - The Pulse January 3, 2014

Jennifer Landry is opening an "atomic energy" chemistry set from the late 1950s.

She's the director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation museum, which has the largest public collection of chemistry sets in the U.S.

The bright red Chemcraft set she's holding is a mirror to the fascinations of its ...