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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon

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Polar scientists peer beneath largest ice shelf

By Eric Hand Science Magazine June 25, 2015
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Keeping its ice sheets from sliding into the sea, the Ross Ice Shelf is the largest, yet least studied, barrier ​surrounding Antarctica. Foundation grantee Robin Bell and her colleagues are investigating the shape of the sea floor beneath the Ross with an ultrasensitive airborne gravity detector, which detects tiny changes in ...

Update on the health of global tuna stocks included in ISSF annual report

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Grantee International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)'s 2014 annual report includes an update on the sustainability and health of global tuna stocks.

Key data points in the report include:

  • 52% -- the amount of stocks globally that are at a healthy level of abundance
  • 9% -- the amount of stocks globally ...

Physicists fine tune control of agile exotic materials

By Susan Brown University of California, San Diego June 23, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Dimitri Basov and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego have found a new way to control light in crystalline materials using polaritons, which are hybrid particles that form when infrared or visible-frequency light is coupled with electric or magnetic waves. 

The team's technique is particularly powerful because these ...

Care managers supported by informatics improve patient care

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The latest issue of Health Care Innovations Exchange, an online resource from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, features Moore Foundation grantee, David Dorr, MD, and the results of a seven-clinic pilot test of his Care Management Plus program. The program seeks to improve the delivery ...

El Camino Hospital receives prestigious ANCC Magnet Recognition® for third consecutive time

By El Camino Hospital June 18, 2015
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Mountain View, Calif., June 18, 2015--El Camino Hospital announced today it attained the prestigious Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for the third consecutive time, the only hospital in Northern California to achieve this level of re-designation and only one of five in California. The ANCC Magnet ...

El Camino Hospital receives prestigious Magnet Recognition® for third time

El Camino Hospital June 18, 2015
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For the third consecutive time, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grantee El Camino Hospital received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations for nursing excellence, quality patient care and innovations in professional nursing practice. Only six percent of all U.S. ...

Celebrating the declaration of the Maijuna-Kichwa Reserve in Peru’s Amazon

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Thanks to a collaboration among Moore Foundation grantees and many other partners, the National Government of Peru and in particular the Ministry of Environment has just formally created the new Maijuna Kichwa Regional Conservation Area. See a sampling of media coverage and read the press release from Nature and Culture ...

What US hospitals have to say about patient and family engagement

By Jeph Herrin, Kathleen G. Harris, Kevin Kenward, Stephen Hines, Maulik S. Joshi and Dominick L. Frosch BMJ Quality & Safety June 17, 2015
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Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of more than 1,400 hospitals across the country to uncover how ​each practices patient and family engagement. Their findings, published today in the BMJ Quality & Safety Journal, indicate, not surprisingly, that there is a large ...

Plants make big decisions with microscopic cellular competition

By James Urton University of Washington June 17, 2015
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Moore Foundation investigator Keiko Torii and colleagues at the University of Washington have shown how plants organize cellular structures on their surface. These findings illuminate cellular mechanisms to detect and process messages — including conflicting signals — from the outside world.

Read the full article here.

The neglected preventable harms in health care: dignity and respect

By Lauge Sokol-Hessner, Patricia Henry Folcarelli, Kenneth E F Sands BMJ Quality & Safety Journal June 17, 2015
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Imagine you’ve been admitted to the hospital for a necessary procedure stemming from a cancerous tumor. You place a call to your oncologist to discuss the complication you’re having but he isn’t available. Someone who is covering for the physician tries to step in and help but in doing so ...

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