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Peace frogs and a salamander that looks like E.T.

A scientific expedition along one of the most bitterly contested international borders in recent history has revealed a fascinating array of species, many of which are believed to be new to science, Conservation International (CI) announced today.

The new species were found by Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) in ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

New nursing school seeks visionary founding faculty

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks visionary nurse educators and researchers to join the founding faculty and help establish the new nursing school at UC Davis Sacramento campus.

The founding faculty will have the unique opportunity to participate in the design, establishment and inception of ...


Peru recognizes private conservation areas

The government of Peru has recognized two Private Conservation Areas on community lands in the Cordillera de Vilcanota, near Machu Picchu, that protect threatened forests composed of trees known as Polylepis, for the benefit of local communities and endangered wildlife. The project, sponsored by American Bird Conservancy in conjunction with ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Broad Institute launches Marine Phage, Virus, and Virome Sequencing Project webpage

May 18, 2009

The Broad Institute, with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative, has launched a new webpage for its Marine Phage, Virus, and Virome Sequencing Project.

Phage and viruses play a critical role in shaping microbial diversity, abundance, and evolution and in this capacity have a ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Small RNAs yield great amounts of data from ocean microbe samples

By Denise Brehm MITnews May 14, 2009

An ingenious new method of obtaining marine microbe samples while preserving the microbes' natural gene expression has yielded an unexpected boon: the presence of many varieties of small RNAs -- snippets of RNA that act as switches to regulate gene expression in these single-celled creatures. Before now, small RNA could ...

New nursing school seeks visionary postdoctoral fellows

UC Davis Medical Center April 15, 2009

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks two visionary postdoctoral fellows to join the founding faculty and staff in launching a new nursing school and building its research base.

The school’s research base will emphasize healthy people and healthy systems with a specific focus on populations ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Genes from tiny marine algae suggest unsuspected avenues for new research

By sequencing the DNA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology, and marine ecology. The project was led by Alexandra Worden at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and the Joint Genome ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Regents approve Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

The University of California Board of Regents today approved establishment of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. The school is so named in honor of the historic $100 million philanthropic grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Supported by the ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Yellowstone volcano fuels remarkable biodiversity

Yellowstone Lake is the foundation of the Yellowstone Ecosystem, providing key ingredients to a large and complex food chain that sustains many of the animals for which Yellowstone is so famous.  Cutthroat trout are commonly thought of as the base of this food chain that includes otters, bald eagles, coyotes ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

OSU receives grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study microbes in hypoxia zones

Oregon State University January 13, 2009

Oregon State University researchers have received a major grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to compare microbial abundance, diversity and activity in hypoxic waters off the coasts of Oregon and central Chile.

Both locations experience seasonal low oxygen conditions known as hypoxia that can lead to biological “dead ...

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