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March for Science Silicon Valley Unites Scientists and Celebrities in the World's Epicenter of Science and Technology

21 Apr, 2017, 17:21 ET March for Science Silicon Valley Unites Scientists and Celebrities in the World's Epicenter of Science and Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Media opportunity –Scientists, celebrities, STEM leaders and science supporters will gather in Silicon Valley – the epicenter of technology and science – and march from San José City Hall to Plaza de Cesar Chavez to celebrate the importance of science. In partnership with Silicon Valley...


21 Apr, 2017, 09:08 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Public Briefing: Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 19, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing: Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of...


21 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET One Balloon, One Life Saved… Raising Awareness for Primary Immunodeficiency

NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, a global non-profit, is hosting a Virtual Balloon Launch, a short animated film, on their social media platforms in...


21 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET The Greater Boston Food Bank surpasses its fundraising goal by 25 percent, raising more than $2.5 million

BOSTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, announced today its "Give Meals. Give Hope." spring...


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17 Apr, 2017, 04:00 ET Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding. Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed a...


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