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Strengthening the field of care transitions with new online community

November 2, 2015
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A first-of-its-kind online community was recently launched to strengthen the field of care transitions by connecting care coordinators from across the U.S. to support each other. Huddle for Care is a free, real-time platform that features web-based content, live interaction and a listserv community that gives its users the opportunity ...

New app in ICU aims to make communications and information sharing better

October 29, 2015
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If you have ever been in the ICU, or been the loved one or caregiver of someone who has, you know all too well that it can be a scary, overwhelming and confusing place. There are a lot of machines and noises, people constantly moving around and a lot of ...

Alaskan trout choose early retirement over risky ocean-going career

By Michelle Ma UW Today October 26, 2015
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With partial support from the Moore Foundation, researchers at the University of Washington and University of Oregon have discovered that Dolly Varden trout remain in freshwater streams rather than returning to marine waters after they reach a certain size--relying in part on a symbiotic relationship with their sockeye salmon cousins....

1,000 acres of Sonoma County farmland restored to tidal marsh

October 26, 2015
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On Sunday, October 25th, the San Francisco Bay gained 1,000 acres of tidal marshland thanks to a ten-year planning effort by Sonoma Land Trust, Ducks Unlimited and a number of federal, state and local agencies and organizations.

Considered in 2004 to be the most threatened wetland habitat in the North ...

Moore Foundation grantee, Johns Hopkins Medicine, takes preventable harms project to next level in collaboration with Microsoft

October 19, 2015
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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft have announced plans to work together to take Project Emerge, a technology solution aimed at eliminating preventable harms, to the next level. The two organizations plan to expand on the technology, currently funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, ...

Improving relationships with community-based organizations to help reduce readmission rates

October 16, 2015
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For more than five years, the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative has supported Avoid Readmissions Through Collaboration (ARC), a local, multi-hospital collaborative dedicated to improving transitional care and reducing preventable readmissions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, ARC convened more than 300 transitional care professionals to discuss how ...

Where's the Beef? In Brazil, An Investment in Sustainable Cattle

By Jessica Pothering Impact Alpha October 16, 2015
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In late 2014, the foundation awarded a grant to Instituto Centro de Vida to establish a proof of concept for the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of verified deforestation-free beef production in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. In September, affirming that proof of concept, ICV announced that the Althelia Climate Fundhad...

Vital seconds: The journey toward earthquake early warning for all

By Jenn Strauss Earth Magazine October 15, 2015
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Today is The Great California ShakeOut, during which millions of Californians will practice their ‘drop, cover, and hold on’ at 10:15 am in a statewide earthquake drill.

Last month in Earth Magazine, UC Berkeley’s Jenn Strauss shared her vision of the future of earthquake preparedness once we have a state-wide ...

New Amazon-themed map and interactive site from National Geographic

October 15, 2015
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National Geographic has just published, with support from the Moore Foundation, an Amazon-themed map and supplement online and in the November magazine.

The first comprehensive map of the Amazon Basin in decades, the supplement captures the natural and social history of the region, while also highlighting the advantages of ...

Hypomethylation of karma transposon causes catastrophic mantled epi-mutation in oil palm

Canale Communications October 8, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Robert Martienssen is part of a research effort that recently discovered a new epigenetic mechanism that explains why a certain number of oil palm plants that are propagated through cloning bear disfigured fruit and have lower yields of oil. The mechanism, which is described in a paper ...

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