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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



Better memory with faster lasers

By Jessica Stoller-Conrad California Institute of Technology July 1, 2015

DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain materials that shape-shift from one atomic state to another when struck with pulses of laser light. Data is "recorded" in these two atomic states.

Now, through ultrafast laser pulses that speed up the data recording process, Moore Foundation grantees at Caltech used ultrafast electron crystallography to ...

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Hospitals turn to big data to identify risks in the ICU

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare June 29, 2015

Two academic medical centers, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine, are using big data to identify potential harms and minimize risk for patients in the intensive care unit. Reporter, Zack Budryk, from FierceHealthcare writes about their work stemming from an article in The Wall Street Journal.

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Hospital ICUs mine big data in push for better outcomes

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal June 29, 2015

Moore Foundation grantees Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine speak with Laura Landro of The Wall Street Journal about their work to help health care professionals and patients achieve better outcomes through the use of data.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in partnership with integrated-systems scientists from ...

Polar scientists peer beneath largest ice shelf

By Eric Hand Science Magazine June 25, 2015

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


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

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

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

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
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

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 ...

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