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IFT Global Food Traceability Center receives grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) received a grant to conduct research into the impacts of traceability on consumer attitudes and business performance in the seafood industry from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Your not-so-secret weapon to transform care

By Marty Stempniak Hospitals and Health Network February 11, 2014
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Framing the issue:

• Patient engagement is getting pushed to the forefront for hospital leaders, as the U.S. health care system moves to a more value-driven approach, focused on avoiding unnecessary care and treating the health of populations.

• Engagement can be a loyalty-builder and brand-differentiator if used properly. A ...

Science Magazine's 2013 visualization challenge

Science Magazine February 7, 2014
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First place, photography: Invisible Coral Flows

By Vicente I. Fernandez, Orr H. Shapiro, Melissa S. Garren, Assaf Vardi, and Roman Stocker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ca

The swirling patterns moving around these coral polyps may look like fireworks streaking across a long-exposure photograph—but they are the result of a cunning ...

Pinpointing the brain’s arbitrator

By Kimm Fesenmaier Caltech News February 5, 2014
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We tend to be creatures of habit. In fact, the human brain has a learning system that is devoted to guiding us through routine, or habitual, behaviors. At the same time, the brain has a separate goal-directed system for the actions we undertake only after careful consideration of the consequences. ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Impact of B.C. river power projects on fish unclear

By Sean Kolenko Business in Vancouver February 4, 2014
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A groundbreaking scientific report Clean Energy BC considers critical to the credibility of the independent power industry is complete and the results are – inconclusive.

Potential Impacts on Run-of-River Power Hydroprojects on Salmonids was commissioned by Clean Energy BC and administered by the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) to investigate the ...
Andes-Amazon Initiative

The New York Botanical Garden launches Amazon forest program to conserve and manage Earth’s largest intact forest

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To help conserve one of Earth’s ecological treasures, The New York Botanical Garden is launching a multifaceted program to dramatically improve the management and sustainable use of the Brazilian Amazon forest, part of the largest expanse of intact forest in the world. 
 
In collaboration with scientific colleagues in Brazil ...

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 ...

ICU Consortium

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 ...