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Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth

By Robert Sanders University of California, Berkeley June 6, 2012

A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. 

“It really will ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Four major foundations join together to advance interprofessional health education

Four leading foundations focused on health, health professions education, and patient care, today announced they will support the creation of a new national Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and The John ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

A 'B-12 Shot' for marine algae?

Scientists have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows marine algae at the base of the oceanic food chain to thrive. They have discovered a previously unknown protein in algae that grabs an essential but scarce nutrient out of seawater, vitamin B12. 

Many algae, as well as ...

Special Projects in Science

UC Santa Barbara's Kavli Institute receives two grants to explore interface of physics and biology

By Shelly Leachman University of California, Santa Barbara May 29, 2012

Imagine being able to mathematically describe the process by which an embryo develops into an animal, assigning numbers to its every function, and dysfunction. Such capability holds enormous implications for medicine, pointing to the potential for determining when and where things go developmentally awry -- and paving the way to ...

Study shows transition to practice programs get nurses employed

Today, the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC) released its Evaluation Report of four San Francisco Bay Area pilot New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Programs (RN Transition Programs). The evaluation, led by the University of San Francisco, found that the programs are making a difference in the ...

Special Projects in Science

Pacific bluefin tuna carry radioactivity from Japanese power plants accident to California coast

Stony Brook University May 28, 2012

Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants were damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011, carried that radioactivity to the waters off California, a new study by scientists from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and ...

California Institute of Technology

Caltech researchers gain greater insight into earthquake cycles

By Katie Neith Caltech May 10, 2012

For those who study earthquakes, one major challenge has been trying to understand all the physics of a fault—both during an earthquake and at times of "rest"—in order to know more about how a particular region may behave in the future. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) ...

California Institute of Technology

Why do people choke when stakes are high?

By Marcus Woo Caltech May 9, 2012

In sports, on a game show, or just on the job, what causes people to choke when the stakes are high? A new study by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggests that when there are high financial incentives to succeed, people can become so afraid of losing ...

California Institute of Technology

Technology developed at Caltech measures Martian sand movement

By Katie Neith Caltech May 9, 2012

Last year, images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars—observations that challenged previously held beliefs that there was not a lot of movement on the red planet's surface. Now, technology developed by a team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

Project Finance for Permanence: a big deal for conservation

By Larry Linden, Steve McCormick, Ivan Barkhorn, Roger Ullman, Guillermo Castilleja, Dan Winterson, & Lee Green Stanford Social Innovation Review May 6, 2012

A group of conservationists, former bankers, and management consultants have imported ideas from Wall Street to create a new way to protect large ecosystems—an approach that may work for other large-scale social projects as well.

Read "A Big Deal for Conservation" from the Summer 2012 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation ...