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Defenses up: plants are armed and ready to fend off attackers

By Nicole Kresge HHMI Bulletin January 29, 2014
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A few hundred bacteria rest atop a lone grain of sand. Suddenly, a gust of wind scoops up the particle and its occupants, hurtling them toward an unsuspecting plant. The impact causes a tiny abrasion on a leaf and the bacterial passengers disembark to colonize their new home...

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Betty Irene Moore: health care advocate

January 29, 2014
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For more than a decade, Betty Irene Moore has been an advocate for patients and families, a champion of nursing and a pioneer for improving health care. Through her vision, the foundation has the opportunity, and the honor, to help medical centers, both large and small, overcome challenges and succeed ...

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Moore Foundation awards $5.3 million for ICU initiative

Philanthropy News Digest January 28, 2014
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced a $5.3 million grant to Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for an initiative that aims to address "preventable harm" in the intensive care unit.

To that end, the grant will support the creation of patient-specific checklists and tools to facilitate communication ...

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Beth Israel aims for ICU harm reduction

By Mike Miliard Healthcare IT News January 28, 2014
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With help from a $5.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will explore ways to put IT and patient engagement to work eliminating preventable harm in the ICU.

BIDMC officials say the grant will help them better define the burden of harm ...

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Beth Israel aims to enhance ICU care with $5.3M grant

By Rajiv Leventhal Healthcare Informatics January 28, 2014
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Backed by a $5.3 million granted from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California, the Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) will work to use IT and patient engagement to reduce the overall risk of harm in the intensive care unit (ICU).

BIDMC officials say they will use ...

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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New maps highlight habitat corridors in the tropics

Woods Hole Research Center January 27, 2014
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Falmouth, Mass. January 27, 2014 – A team of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists created maps of habitat corridors connecting protected areas in the tropics to incorporate biodiversity co-benefits into climate change mitigation strategies. Drs. Patrick Jantz, Scott Goetz, and Nadine Laporte describe their findings in an article entitled, ...
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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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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

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 ...