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First-of-its-kind survey finds $23 billion global market for conservation investing, with $2 billion from private investors

November 6, 2014

The first-ever survey of conservation impact investing reveals a fast-growing market totaling approximately $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009-2013. During the same period, private investments accounted for almost $2 billion of this market—an amount that is growing at an average of 26 percent annually, and is expected to ...

Administration

Holly Potter named chief communications officer of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

November 3, 2014

PALO ALTO, – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Holly Potter as its chief communications officer. Ms. Potter will assume her post on November 17, 2014. She will report into the incoming president, Harvey V. Fineberg, who joins the foundation on January 1, 2015.

“Holly’s extensive background in ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Ancient gene

University of Delaware October 14, 2014

Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that an ancient gene -- ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life -- provides important biological insights into the characteristics of unknown viruses in the sea.

The results of this finding could ultimately lead to new tools for understanding the ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Rock-dwelling microbes remove methane from deep sea

Caltech October 14, 2014

Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.

The rock-dwelling microbes, which are detailed in the Oct. 14 issue of Nature Communications, represent ...

Administration

Harvey V. Fineberg named President of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

October 13, 2014

PALO ALTO – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, as its next president. Dr. Fineberg will assume his post on January 1, 2015.

“I'm very pleased that, following an international search, Harvey Fineberg will join the foundation as its next president. He is a ...

Data-Driven Discovery

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation selects awardees for $21 million in grants to stimulate data-driven discovery

October 2, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the selection of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery. These scientists will catalyze new data-driven scientific discoveries through grants to their academic institutions totaling $21 million over five years. These unrestricted awards will enable the recipients to make a profound impact on ...

Data-Driven Discovery

Trifacta’s Jeffrey Heer selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Award

Trifacta October 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Trifacta, a Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta CXO, Jeffrey Heer, was selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award presented by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation will provide 14 select scientists from academic institutions each ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Involving patients and their families in health care delivery key to increasing quality of care, preventing harms and reducing costs

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Yet meaningful patient and family engagement remains the exception not ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis doctoral student among first recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program awards

September 16, 2014

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multifunder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is aimed at increasing the number of doctorally ...

Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean

Joint Genome Institute September 15, 2014

For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water. In certain coastal areas, extreme oxygen-starvation produces “dead zones” that decimate marine fisheries and destroy food web structure. As dissolved oxygen levels decline, energy is increasingly diverted away from multicellular life into ...

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