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California Institute of Technology

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation gives $6.5 million to Caltech for research on solar-driven energy

By Robert Tindol Caltech September 26, 2006

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $6.5 million to found the Center for Sustainable Energy Research at the California Institute of Technology. The center will conduct research on solar-driven renewable-energy sources. The six-year grant targets various promising technologies that could result in cheap alternatives to fossil fuels.

According ...

Special Projects in Science

Clark receives $644,395 grant for biodiversity research

Clark Labs August 21, 2006

Clark Labs, a research center within the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University, has been awarded $644,395 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support the development of a system to monitor and analyze tropical biodiversity.

Scientists studying ecosystems need improved ways to accurately evaluate data collected over ...

California Institute of Technology

Moore Foundation gives $5.6 million to Caltech for new center to study cell regulation

By Robert Tindol Caltech July 26, 2006

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $5.6 million to the California Institute of Technology for the creation of the Center for Integrative Study of Cell Regulation. The goal of the center is to develop new computational methods for understanding how the many genes and proteins that make up ...

The Foundation for California Community Colleges receives $8.2 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support nursing education

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) has been awarded a three and one-half year, $8.27 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement five regional nursing simulation centers. These high-tech laboratories will be used by hospitals and nursing education programs throughout the Bay Area. FCCC, working ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

San Francisco nurse receives research grant award for patient safety study

June 26, 2006

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented Audrey Lyndon, RNC, MS, CNS with the Novice Researcher Award.  The Award will support her research into nurses' and other health care providers' sense of their collective role in preventing harm to patients in perinatal health care settings.  ...

IHI announces that hospitals participating in 100,000 Lives Campaign have saved an estimated 122,300 lives

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) announced today that U.S. hospitals taking part in an unprecedented 18-month effort to prevent 100,000 unnecessary deaths by dramatically improving patient care have exceeded that goal. Hospitals enrolled in the 100,000 Lives Campaign have collectively prevented an estimated 122,300 avoidable deaths and, as importantly, ...

Special Projects in Science

Sudden oak death introduced to U.S., study finds

By Sarah Yang University of California, Berkeley April 20, 2006

A genetic analysis of 151 isolates of the Sudden Oak Death pathogen provides new evidence that the commercial plant trade possibly helped introduce the microbe to the United States, according to plant pathologists at the University of California, Berkeley.

The study, in the May issue of the journal Molecular Ecology...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Gobierno Peruano declara nueva área protegida de casi 1,5 millones de ha en la Amazonía Peruana con el apoyo de TNC

April 11, 2006

El Gobierno Peruano publicó en El Peruano la Resolución Ministerial  N° 0283-2006-AG que establece la Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor, sobre una superficie de 1.478 311.39 hectáreas, ubicada en las Regiones de Loreto y Ucayali en la amazonía peruana en la frontera con Brasil. Esta declaración es de gran importancia ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

International Smart Gear Competition lands over 80 entries

World Wildlife Fund March 23, 2006

More than 80 inventors have entered the second International Smart Gear Competition in the hope of winning the $25,000 grand prize for the best new fishing gear that will allow fishermen to target their intended catch while leaving whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and other marine life untouched.

"World Wildlife ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $1,000,000 grant to Save-the-Redwoods League for land acquisition

Save-the-Redwoods League January 31, 2006

Save-the-Redwoods League announced today the acquisition of 80 acres of undeveloped forest land adjacent to Portola Redwoods State Park in San Mateo County. The League intends to transfer the property to the State Department of Parks and Recreation for inclusion in Portola Redwoods State Park, which has some of the ...