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In The News

Is radioactive water worth worrying about?

By Alex Hutchinson The New Yorker April 30, 2015

Moore Foundation grantee Ken Buesseler at WHOI has been featured in The New Yorker for his Fukushima research.

Fallout from the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant took nearly four years to reach North American waters.

On a sunny lunch hour last June, Tricia Stevens and one of ...

Nurses share lessons in leadership

April 29, 2015

In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to launch Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series. Lessons in Leadership is a collection of 13 short videos featuring nationally-recognized leaders in nursing or health care who share the strategies that ...

World-leading marine plans signed in British Columbia

April 27, 2015
British Columbia’s Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP), a planning process co-led by the Province and 18 First Nations governments, today released signed marine plans for the northern coast of British Columbia. A significant step forward in the smart management of the Pacific coast of North America, the MaPP plans bring ...

Ocean bacteria get "pumped up"

By WHOI Media Relations Office Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute April 27, 2015

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers have discovered a new way to "pump up" plankton that trap carbon dioxide and drag it to the depths of the ocean.

Understanding the mechanism behind this so-called biological pump could provide a clearer understanding of CO2 absorption in the ocean. This work was funded by grant ...

Efficient synthetic biology methods to genetically engineer microalgae

By Heather Kowalski J. Craig Venter Institute April 21, 2015

Grantees at the University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed new, efficient synthetic biology routes to manipulate diatoms, a type of microalgae.

Their findings, published today in Nature Communications, enable better understanding of diatom genetics and could help produce algae-based products such as biofuels.

Read the full press release ...

Recipients of Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced


Earlier this year, two of our San Francisco Bay Area program grantees, the Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) were named as two among 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In April, we learned that the ...

Updated report measures how global tuna stocks stack up against the MSC standard


Washington, D.C. – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the world’s most widely recognized certification schemes for sustainable seafood.
The report, An Evaluation of the Sustainability ...

Meet the cancer patient in Room 52: His name is Joseph, but call him Joe

By Lena Sun Washington Post April 8, 2015

Improving the experience of a patient and their family, an aspect of care that too often is overlooked, is given top priority thanks to foundation grantees at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. Their efforts are part ...

Inside Caltech's earthquake early warning lab

By Sophia Stuart PC Magazine April 7, 2015

Foundation grantee Thomas Heaton, professor of geophysics and civil engineering at Caltech, recently gave a demo of the California Integrated Seismic Network to PC Magazine. The real-time visualization showed what might happen when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California.

Read the full article here.

ICU Consortium

Doctors need to treat their patients with respect

By Tom Farragher Boston Globe April 4, 2015
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation couldn't agree more: people need to be treated in a respectful and dignified manner. Too often, patients and their families are not treated this way when going to the hospital or during a routine check up. We want to see this change. We're proud ...

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