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Celebrating Peru's natural legacy

February 10, 2016
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With partial support from the foundation, World Wildlife Fund has put together a video that captures the importance of Peru’s biodiversity and natural resources, and celebrates a new public-private partnership to safeguard that legacy for future generations. 

 

 

UCSF working to better prevent and manage delirium

By Andrew Schwartz Science of Caring UCSF School of Nursing February 9, 2016
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Our grantee partners at the University of California, San Francisco are making great strides to tackle an enormous challenge too often experienced by patients when hospitalized: delirium. Each year, more than seven million people who have been hospitalized experience delirium, a state of mental confusion that can occur as a ...

Search technique helps researchers find DNA sequences in minutes rather than days

Carnegie Mellon University February 8, 2016
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Moore Foundation grantees at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new search method to help biologists and medical researchers reduce search times for DNA and RNA sequences down from days to a matter of minutes. This method will help researchers investigate basic biological processes and potential targets for cancer.

This ...

How Humans Threaten Pumas and their Habitats

February 4, 2016
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If you encountered a mountain lion while hiking, would you be scared? It turns out, so are they. As human presence expands into wild environments, the animals that live there, including pumas, live in constant fear. This fear can ultimately dictate when, where, and what animals eat, what habitats they ...

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Peninsula Open Space Trust aims to preserve farmland in San Mateo County

February 4, 2016
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Peninsula Open Space Trust aims to preserve farmland in San Mateo County

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), has announced a groundbreaking new initiative that hopes to triple the amount of preserved farmland acreage and the number of preserved farms on the San Mateo Coast over the next 10 years. ...

How bacteria induce settling and transformation of marine larvae investigated

By Marcie Grabowski University of Hawaii January 28, 2016
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Moore Foundation grantees at the University of Hawaii are investigating the mechanisms by which marine biofilm bacteria — bacteria that live in slime films on the surfaces of all objects submerged in the sea — induce the settling of larvae of marine invertebrate animals.

For more than a century, marine ...

Learning collaboratives improve patient care, new book available

January 28, 2016
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Health care learning collaboratives hold the potential to spread and crowdsource creative solutions to problems commonly faced by hospital administrators and staff. An entire region and beyond can benefit from hearing how one nurse or a medical team created a systems-wide change to improve patient care; and they can work ...

Moore Foundation funds Berkeley Lab for next-generation accelerators

January 25, 2016
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Moore Foundation grantees at Berkeley Lab are developing compact free electron lasers that will serve as powerful, affordable x-ray sources for scientific discovery. This new technology could lead to portable and high-contrast X-ray imaging to observe chemical reactions, visualize the flow of electrons, or watch biological processes unfold.

Currently, x-ray ...

Conservation finance from niche to mainstream: the building of an institutional asset class

January 20, 2016
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Credit Suisse and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment have just published a new report that offers a "toolkit" to help increase institutional investments in the conservation sector:

 "Sustainable farmland, healthy forests, clean water, and abundant habitat stand to become more valuable as the global population climbs to nine billion ...

New video shows why maintaining the Amazon is so important

January 19, 2016
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With support from the Moore Foundation’s Andes Amazon Initiative, the Gaia Amazonas Foundation has been working to integrate indigenous knowledge into land-use planning in the Amazon. Now, they have created a video short that helps explain why that approach matters—not just for the Amazon, but for the environmental stability ...

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