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Miniature chemistry kit brings science out of the lab

By Amy Adams Stanford University March 10, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash and colleagues at Stanford have transformed a tiny music box into a device that performs small scale chemistry experiments. Prakash previously developed a 50 cent microscope called the Foldscope that is being used by groups worldwide.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks new UC Davis School of Nursing among best

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
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(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — For the first time, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as among the best in the country for master’s-degree nursing programs in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.
 
The publication ranks the UC ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing ranks #43 in nation

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
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U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as one of the top 50 schools of nursing in the country. More than 500 schools of nursing (with master’s or doctoral programs) were surveyed by U.S. News and World Report, with nearly 250 ...
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Ensuring respect and dignity in the ICU

By Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics March 10, 2015
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Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit (ICU). Their novel, multi-method approach is presented in a dedicated ...

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Ensuring patients are treated with respect and dignity

By Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics March 10, 2015
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Foundation grantee, Johns Hopkins, with the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality and the Berman Institute of Bioethics, have taken the bold move to define and ensure respectful care in the complex intensive care unit environment in an effort to eliminate preventable harms.  

“Patients’ loss of dignity and lack ...

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Medical assistant health coaching improves chronic disease management

By Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH, Ellen H. Chen, MD, Danielle Hessler, PhD, MS, Denise DeVore, Camille Prado, Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH and David H. Thom, MD, PhD Annals of Family Medicine March 10, 2015
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People who receive health coaching from medical assistants have better control of major cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood sugar and LDL cholesterol, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Excellence in Primary Care. The clinical trial, funded by the foundation's Betty Irene Moore ...

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and "solar fuels"

By Ker Than California Institute of Technology March 9, 2015
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Caltech scientists, inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel.

When applied to semiconducting materials such as silicon, the nickel oxide film prevents rust buildup and ...

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Society for Critical Care Medicine's ICU Liberation Campaign launches new initiative

By Society for Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation March 9, 2015
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The Society for Critical Care Medicine is looking for U.S. hospitals interested in improving outcomes for patients and families to participate in the ICU Liberation Campaign's ABCDEF Improvement Collaborative. The Collaborative will be operating in Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago, but it is not required that hospitals interested in participating ...

Seafood business competition connects start-ups to investors, offers $180K in prizes

By Kim Tran Intrafish March 6, 2015
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The Moore Foundation is proud to have supported the Fish 2.0 competition since its inception.

The deadline is next month for the new Fish 2.0 business competition, which was launched in January by more than 15 corporate industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists, including Pentair, CEI, Google Oceans Program, and RSF ...

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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing grads surprise dean with endowed scholarship

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 5, 2015
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The 2015 spring graduating class of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis surprised Dean Heather Young by establishing the Class of 2015 Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide support to the school's doctoral students who demonstrate career achievements ...

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