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Open science finds new home south of Market

By Peter Sand and Ken McGary Manylabs December 11, 2015

“The Bay Area is overflowing with money and incubators for startups. We want to provide something different — a home for ideas, projects, and people that don't fit into other places,” says Manylabs founder Peter Sand.

The educational non-profit opened their new open science workspace, on Folsom Street near 7th ...

Tacana Indigenous People of Bolivia Win Prestigious Equator Prize

Wildlife Conservation Society December 10, 2015

Bolivia’s Tacana indigenous council has been awarded the Equator Prize for its efforts to reduce deforestation. For 14 years, the group has worked in the Madidi landscape to implement a community-based land-use vision for their ancestral territory.

The award ceremony occurred at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference on Monday, December ...

How do agricultural and food production, distribution and consumption offer solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns?

By David Diaz Martin UNEP TEEB December 6, 2015

The UN Environment Programme’s initiative ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB) has initiated a project aiming to show how different food systems and practices can impact the environment, health outcomes and culture.

“We can’t afford taking a ‘business-as-usual’ approach any longer,” says Guillermo Castilleja, Chair of the Global Alliance ...

International Cocoa Prize Awarded to Carmen del Emero Tacana Community of Bolivia


The Carmen del Emero Tacana indigenous community from Bolivia’s biodiverse Madidi landscape was presented with the International Cocoa Award in a recent ceremony held in Paris, France.

Held this year in late October, the International Cocoa Awards are hosted by the Salon du Chocolat every two years and is ...

Janet Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., joins Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

November 23, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif. – Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced the appointment of Janet Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., as the new chief program officer for patient care. Dr. Corrigan will lead the team responsible for distributing more than $40 million a year to improve the experience and outcomes of ...

$13.5M awarded to Stanford University and international collaborators from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance the science of particle accelerators

November 19, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. November 19, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $13.5 million to Stanford University and its international partners to take an innovative particle accelerator design dubbed the “accelerator-on-a-chip” and make it into a fully functional and scalable working prototype. This laser-driven particle accelerator could have ...

NYU scientists receive $2 million Moore Foundation grant for atom-by-atom engineering

New York University November 17, 2015

New York University researchers have received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to explore new ways to create advanced materials atom-by-atom—with the aim of laying the groundwork for the next generation electronic devices.

The work is centered in the realm of quantum physics, which ...

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

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 ...

Six sustainable seafood businesses win cash prizes at Fish 2.0 finals

November 12, 2015

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 ...

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

November 9, 2015
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 ( at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference.


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

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