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How to make graphene at room temperature

By Ker Than Futurity.org March 24, 2015
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Graphene, a ‘chicken wire’ lattice of carbon atoms just one layer thick, confines electrons in one dimension. This confinement results in stellar electronic, mechanical and optical properties, far beyond what silicon and other traditional semiconductor materials offer. 

However, use of this material in commercial applications has been slow as it cannot be made at room temperature ...

POST to connect coastal trail at Pillar Point bluffs

By Samantha Weigel San Mateo Daily Journal March 21, 2015
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Four years ago, we joined with a handful of other organizations—the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, The Nature Conservancy, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Save the Redwoods League, Sempervirens Fund, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Resources Legacy Fund—to launch the Living Landscapes Initiative. LLI is a collaborative ...

Number of ISSF participating companies climbs to 25

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Vietnamese tuna company Foodtech JSC has become the latest organization to join the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) as an associate participating company. Participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Patient and family engagement: healthcare's two-way street

By Jason A. Wolf Hospital Impact March 19, 2015
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Patient and family engagement advocate, Jason A. Wolf, pens a piece calling the foundation's A Roadmap for Patient & Family Engagement in Healthcare "one of the most significant and important contributions" in the effort to engage patients and families in their health care. He goes on to discuss the importance ...

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Hospitals bring patient engagement to the ICU

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare March 17, 2015
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One of the more important elements in ensuring safer, more compassionate care is treating patients and their families with dignity and respect. The foundation's efforts in this area are taking shape in four institutions nationwide - Johns Hopkins, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and University of ...

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RNs’ transitions into director of nursing positions in nursing homes: hiring practices and role development

By Elena O. Siegel, PhD, RN; Suzanne Sikma, PhD, RN Journal of Gerontological Nursing March 16, 2015
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A professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing shares results in a study of registered nurses transitioning into their first position as nursing home director of nursing (DON) in the March issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. The study findings highlight gaps across practice, policy and research ...

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Intensive care gets friendlier with apps, devices

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal March 16, 2015
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In her The Informed Patient column, Wall Street Journal reporter, Laura Landro, covers four patient care program grantees focused on redesigning care in the ICU to make them safer and more human. Johns Hopkins, University of California at San Francisco, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital ...

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Medical assistant health coaching improves chronic disease management

By Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH, Ellen H. Chen, MD, Danielle Hessler, PhD, MS, Denise DeVore, Camille Prado, Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH and David H. Thom, MD, PhD Annals of Family Medicine March 10, 2015
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People who receive health coaching from medical assistants have better control of major cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood sugar and LDL cholesterol, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Excellence in Primary Care. The clinical trial, funded by the foundation's Betty Irene Moore ...

Miniature chemistry kit brings science out of the lab

By Amy Adams Stanford University March 10, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash and colleagues at Stanford have transformed a tiny music box into a device that performs small scale chemistry experiments. Prakash previously developed a 50 cent microscope called the Foldscope that is being used by groups worldwide.

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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing ranks #43 in nation

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
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U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as one of the top 50 schools of nursing in the country. More than 500 schools of nursing (with master’s or doctoral programs) were surveyed by U.S. News and World Report, with nearly 250 ...

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