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Perú’s carbon quantified: Economic and conservation boon

Washington, DC — Today scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of the carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Perú. The new and improved methodology used to make the map marks a sea change for future market-based carbon economies. The new carbon map also reveals Perú’s extremely ...

NFWF announces $1.23 million in grants to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S.

Washington D.C. — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the fourth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the United States. The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen while at the ...

Economists behind the FCC's spectrum auctions to receive Golden Goose Award

The Golden Goose Award July 17, 2014

Robert Wilson, Paul Milgrom and R. Preston McAfee, whose basic research on game theory and auctions enabled the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to first auction spectrum licenses in 1994, were announced today as recipients of the 2014 Golden Goose Award.

They will receive their awards on September 18 at the ...

Study: How existing cropland could feed billions more

By Mary Hoff University of Minnesota July 17, 2014
Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth’s strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, focusing efforts to improve food systems on a few specific regions, ...

U.S. News ranks UC Davis Medical Center programs among the nation's best

By Carole Gan UC Davis Health System, Public Affairs July 15, 2014

UC Davis Medical Center has ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for 2014-15 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, released July 15, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries ...

The impact of big data on health care: Health Affairs' July issue

July 8, 2014
Bethesda, MD- Health Affairs explores the promise of big data in improving health care effectiveness and efficiency in its July issue. Many articles examine the potential of approaches such as predictive analytics and address the unavoidable privacy implications of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of health information.

Big data ...

New research sheds light on the genetic secrets of deadly algae

UTS research into the genetic makeup of often harmful algae is increasing our understanding of how marine biotoxins can damage global seafood industries and human health.

Despite marine organisms fuelling our fisheries, driving chemical and nutrient cycles and producing 50% of our oxygen, their genetic code remains largely unmapped.

Led ...

New reprogramming method makes better stem cells

By Scott LaFee UC San Diego News Center July 2, 2014

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Salk Institute for Biological Studies has shown for the first time that stem cells created using different methods produce differing cells. The findings, published in the July 2, 2014 ...

President Obama names Moore Foundation chief program officer to National Science Board

June 17, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to announce that its chief program officer of science, Vicki Chandler, Ph.D., has been appointed to the National Science Board (NSB) by President Barack Obama. Dr. Chandler is one of six newly appointed members to the 25-member NSB, and will serve a ...

Stanford scientists develop computer model to examine fate of indigenous peoples

By Bjorn Carey Stanford Report June 13, 2014
Modern cultures and technologies have crept into the most isolated communities in the world. Stanford scientists have developed software to better understand how outside forces can affect the sustainability of indigenous peoples.

Modern culture and technology have infiltrated all but the very most isolated places on Earth, changing forever how ...