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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 ...

SPIDER experiment touches down in Antarctica

Caltech January 23, 2015
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After spending 16 days suspended from a giant helium balloon floating 115,000 feet above Antarctica, a scientific instrument dubbed SPIDER has landed in a remote region of the frozen continent. Conceived of and built by an international team of scientists, the instrument launched from McMurdo Station on New Year's Day. ...

CIFAR and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation launch joint venture to expand scientific collaborations

January 22, 2015
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CIFAR and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are launching a new joint venture to advance marine science and quantum materials. The venture brings fellows from CIFAR together with investigators from two Moore Foundation programs to stimulate new collaborations.

The three-year agreement has two components. One will open meetings of ...

Patient and Family Engagement

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 ...

Study shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

By Kelly April Tyrrell University of Wisconsin-Madison January 22, 2015
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Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest.

In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace and under pressure from consumers, large companies like McDonald's and Wal-Mart decided to stop using soy grown on cleared forestland in the Brazilian Amazon. This put pressure on commodity traders, ...

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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