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Inside the world of viral dark matter

By Nicola Twilley The New Yorker February 6, 2015
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Marine Microbiology Initiative Investigator Forest Rohwer was featured in a recent article in The New Yorker about phages, which are viruses that infect bacteria.

Despite being as abundant and essential to life on Earth as light and soil, phages and their functions are poorly understood.

Along with its support of Rohwer and MMI ...

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Scientists, conservationists call for more inclusive efforts to save forests

By Rhett A. Butler mongabay.com February 5, 2015
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A group convened by one of the world's leading scientific institutions has issued a call for greater protection of primary forests and more inclusive approaches to conservation. 

Last month the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco brought together 167 scientists, educators, civil society leaders, artists, and interested members of ...

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Gordon and Betty Moore endow chair to honor UC Berkeley engineering professor Paul Gray

By Karen Rhodes Berkeley Engineering February 3, 2015
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BERKELEY – Paul R. Gray, former executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley and former dean and professor emeritus in Berkeley’s College of Engineering, has been honored with the naming of a distinguished faculty chair at Berkeley, endowed by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife, ...

How Brazil's soy crackdown cleaned up business supply chains

By Kelly April Tyrrell GreenBiz February 3, 2015
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In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace and under pressure from consumers, large companies such as McDonald's and Walmart decided to stop using soy grown on cleared forestland in the Brazilian Amazon. This put pressure on commodity traders, such as Cargill, who in turn agreed to no longer purchase soy ...

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The HAC no one wants to talk about

By Cheryl Clark HealthLeaders Media January 29, 2015
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In large hospitals, a program to reduce delirium in ICU patients, chiefly by reducing the amount of unneeded sedation, has cut rates of the condition in half. Soon it will be implemented in 60 more selected hospitals.

What serious hospital-acquired condition affects 25% of patients over age 70 and up ...

$1.6 million grant from Moore Foundation supports Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s work on Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

Monmouth University January 29, 2015
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's 1.6 million grant to Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute (UCI) is supporting work on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an online toolkit and resource center to support ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The grant supports UCI's work with several academic, government, private ...

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Coming home from the hospital is actually more dangerous than you might expect

Forbes January 28, 2015
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After a stressful stay in the hospital, your doctors have finally given you the green light to return home. A sigh of relief passes over you with the realization that the worst is behind you.

Not so fast …

Coming home from the hospital is actually more dangerous than you ...

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The larger health care environment + patients and family engagement

By #HCLDR Moderator Healthcare Leadership Blog January 22, 2015
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How do we shift norms and create a culture where patient and family engagement is the rule, not the exception? What are the ways in which legislation, regulations, and policy changes come into play?

The impetus for developing a Roadmap for Patient + Family Engagement in Healthcare grew from several ...

The 2015 Fish 2.0 competition: A chance for seafood businesses to build on investor interest

By Monica Jain, Fish 2.0 National Geographic January 21, 2015
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Three years ago, when I first started asking investors why they didn’t put more money into seafood ventures, many told me that there just weren’t enough strong businesses out there to warrant the time and energy of adding seafood to their portfolios. At the same time, seafood businesses complained that ...

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Moving from mandate to reality: A roadmap for patient and family engagement

By Dominick Frosch, Pamela Dardess, Susan Baade, and Kristin Carman Heath Affairs Blog January 20, 2015
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The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) moved patient and family engagement to center stage in health care reform. The law mentions “patient-centered care” at least 40 times, with explicit references to patient engagement, patient experience, health literacy and shared decision making. Evidence is growing that meaningful patient and family engagement ...

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