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Marine Microbiology Initiative

$8M awarded to scientists from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology

November 12, 2015
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PALO ALTO, Calif. November 12, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative is investing eight million dollars over the next two years to support scientists, globally and at all career stages, to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology. The international endeavor taps ...

Building a microscope to search for signs of life on other worlds

Caltech November 12, 2015
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Grantees at Caltech have begun testing a holographic microscope developed for observing microbes in extreme environments—possibly even on other planets. The Submersible Holographic Astrobiology Microscope with Ultraresolution, or SHAMU, will look for movement as a sign of the existence of life. Holography, as opposed to microscopy, collects the light bouncing ...

Six sustainable seafood businesses win cash prizes at Fish 2.0 finals

November 12, 2015
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Six seafood innovators capped the Fish 2.0 Competition Finals & Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum today by earning cash prizes and top scores in their categories from the competition’s investor-judges. The winners are bringing to market creative approaches to key challenges in aquaculture, building consumer demand for sustainable seafood, reducing waste ...

Innovations in aquaculture, consumer products and local fisheries show the future of seafood

November 12, 2015
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to support the 2015 Fish 2.0 competition. The six winners--from the US, Vanuatu, Canada and Mexico--were announced at the final competition among 37 finalists on November 11th. 

The winners included: 

  • Alaska Community Seafood Hub
  • ALFA Fishing
  • Bureo
  • Kampachi Farms Mexico
  • The ...
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis breaks ground on new $50 million nursing school

By Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee November 11, 2015
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Calling it “a classroom with no walls,” UC Davis officials broke ground this week on a new $50 million nursing school building with state-of-the-art learning spaces. The 70,000-square-foot building, which will open in fall 2017, will become the primary home of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing on UC ...

Betty Irene Moore Hall: future interprofessional innovation and education center for nurses and health professionals

November 11, 2015
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November 10, 2015 marked a special day for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and leaders from UC Davis were joined by more than 200 guests for the official groundbreaking celebration of Betty Irene Moore Hall, ...

Bringing Julia from beta to 1.0 to support data-intensive, scientific computing

November 10, 2015
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As data-driven research becomes more mainstream, the need for efficient and powerful scientific computing tools increases. To help meet this need, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s  Data-Driven Discovery Initiative has granted Julia Computing $600,000 over the next two years to enable the Julia Language team to move their ...

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National Health IT Collaborative and partners announce "Advancing Health Equity Through Precision Medicine Tools" challenge

November 9, 2015
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On Monday, November 9, 2015 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) and its partners announced the “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge (http://www.PMIChallenge.org) at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference.

 

At the event, NHIT Collaborative CEO Luis Belen and Dr. Julian Goldman of Partners ...

Innovative transition program builds competence, confidence, employability among new nurse grads

November 9, 2015
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Faced with a surplus of new nurse graduates unable to find employment in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 2000s, Moore Foundation grantee, HealthImpact, worked with local schools of nursing and a range of health care organizations to develop a model designed to help new nursing graduates ...

Peru creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon'

November 7, 2015
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For more than ten years, indigenous communities, conservation groups, and funders including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have been working to help create a spectacular national park in Peru, Sierra del Divisor. On Sunday, November 8, Peru will officially designate the new 1.3 million hectare park -- heralded as the "Yellowstone of ...

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