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With a key food source at risk, big funders back a different kind of fishing contest

By Paul M.J. Suchecki Inside Philanthropy April 2, 2015
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Fish is one of the healthiest foods—high in protein and vitamin D. Cold, deep-water fish like Pacific salmon have omega 3 fatty acids, the same compounds that keep fish blood circulating, which keep our own blood flowing too, lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, ...

Fish 2.0 adds high-value prizes to seafood business competition

Fish 2.0 April 1, 2015
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The Moore Foundation is proud to support the Fish 2.0 business competition, which drives innovation and investment in the sustainable seafood sector. 

New prizes in the Fish 2.0 business competition will give winners the most valuable advantage a growing seafood supplier can have: extended face-to-face meetings with executives from some ...

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Patients bounce back faster from surgery with hospitals' new protocol

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
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What's the right approach to helping people recover from surgery faster? Clear liquids and non-narcotic medications before surgery. This is counter to what has been practiced for many years with pre- and post- surgery, such as required fasting, heavy IV fluids and strong narcotics. The new approach is increasingly being ...

IEEE Spectrum marks the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law

IEEE Spectrum March 30, 2015
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In 1965 our co-founder, Gordon Moore, made a now-famous observation that the number of circuit components on an integrated chip had been steadily doubling and predicted the trend would continue. Fifty years later, we are celebrating and supporting the enduring spirit of discovery and invention, and the technological innovation that ...

Building on the science and technology policy fellowship program

By Kat Song AAAS March 26, 2015
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Through support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is building on the success of its science and technology policy fellowship program

By exploring optimal conditions and other mechanisms for establishing such programs, AAAS will pursue opportunities to expand government science advising in ...

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 ...

ICU Consortium

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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