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Biodiversity expedition in Madidi National Park discovers new frog species

By Stephen Sautner Wildlife Conservation Society August 20, 2015

Earlier this summer, the Government of Bolivia announced the launch of an 18-month scientific expedition with the Wildlife Conservation Society--supported in part by the Moore Foundation--to explore Madidi National Park and document its biodiversity. Today, WCS is announcing the discovery of a previously unknown species of robber frog. 

Read an article about the ...

National Quality Forum outlines strategies to make healthcare data more transparent and usable

August 6, 2015

Washington, DC— The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released a white paper and infographic (PDF) outlining strategies to help make health data and analytics more meaningful, usable, and available in real time for providers and consumers. The project distills the recommendations of public- and private-sector leaders who convened to ...

Computer algorithm can forecast patients' deadly sepsis

August 5, 2015

For a patient with sepsis – which kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast and prostate cancer combined – hours can make the difference between life and death.

The quest for early diagnosis of this life-threatening condition now takes a step forward, as Johns Hopkins University researchers report ...

Researchers find a web-based patient-centered toolkit helps improve patient-provider communication

August 3, 2015

Health care organizations have been implementing health information technology at increasing rates in an effort to engage patients and caregivers improve patient satisfaction, and favorably impact outcomes.  A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that a novel web-based, patient-centered toolkit (PCTK) used by patients ...

7 keys for managing fragile ocean ecosystems

July 24, 2015

Human impacts can lead to significant, sometimes rapid, changes in how marine ecosystems function — changes that can affect which species and habitats are dominant in an area, how ecosystems work and how productive they are, and what benefits they provide to people. 

For example, when people hunt otters to ...

UC Davis announces new building for Sacramento campus

By UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis July 23, 2015

(Sacramento, Calif.) Leaders of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced plans to construct a new education building in Sacramento. Betty Irene Moore Hall will be the fourth structure in the educational core of the campus and will house graduate programs of the School of Nursing, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Patient leaders urge hospital to eliminate emotional harm by focusing on respect and dignity for patients

BOSTON – 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 (BIDMC) say hospitals must now devote similar ...

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