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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



Betty Irene Moore Hall to be constructed at UC Davis School of Nursing

July 23, 2015

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis announced plans to begin construction on a new building scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. Betty Irene Moore Hall will be the fourth structure in the educational core of the campus, house graduate programs of ...

How a plant knows friend from foe

By Thania Benios Futurity July 20, 2015

Moore Foundation plant science investigator Jeffrey Dangl and colleagues at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill are investigating how plants assemble and maintain complex microbial communities.

“What we really wanted to understand was how the plant establishes a mutualistic relationship with microbes that it likes, compared to microbes that it ...

First-of-its-kind online community to support transitional care programs


The process of returning home or transitioning to another care setting after a hospital stay can be challenging for patients and providers. Patients may have difficulty understanding their discharge instructions, receive conflicting information from various health care providers or experience serious medication errors, all of which can cause complications and ...

Altruism is simpler than we thought

By Joseph Caputo Cell Press News July 15, 2015

Foundation grantees at Caltech have developed a new computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices. The model is able to predict when a person will act generously in a scenario involving the sacrifice of money.

"We find that what matters is not whether you can exert self-control, but simply how strongly you ...

Megascope makeover

By Eric Betz Astronomy Magazine July 13, 2015

In the August issue of Astronomy Magazine, associate editor Eric Betz discusses the development of the ​Dark ​Energy ​Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.

Once it is ready in 2018, this $70M "megascope" will image galaxies up to 10 billion light years away and pinpoint the ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Award New Contract to HRET

By Health Research & Educational Trust HRET July 9, 2015
CHICAGO – July 9, 2015 –The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) was awarded a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to strengthen care transitions. The purpose is to create an online community designed to foster sharing and learning between individuals in ...

$6M for UC Berkeley and Cal Poly to expand and enhance open-source software for scientific computing and data science

July 7, 2015

Project Jupyter launched with support from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

PALO ALTO, Calif. July 7, 2015 — Three foundations pledged $6M over the next three years to Project Jupyter, an open-source software project that supports scientific computing and ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Palo Alto VA reduces 30-day hospital readmissions by 30 percent

July 6, 2015

Hospital readmission rates dropped significantly for Moore Foundation grantee, the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, after implementing the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit, a resource to help hospitals better prepare patients for life after a hospital stay. The project and its results are featured as the ...

New study measures tropical forest carbon emissions

July 2, 2015

Tropical forests help regulate global climate, and clearing of these forests is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. With the foundation's support, researchers at the University of Maryland have published a new analysis in the July issue of Environmental Research Letters that, for the first time, provides a clear ...

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Eliminate emotional harm by focusing on respect and dignity for patients

Medical Xpress July 1, 2015

Hospitals have made significant strides to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine Report "To Err is Human." In a new paper published in BMJ, patient care leaders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say hospitals must now devote similar attention to ...

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