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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Continues Support Of EurekAlert!

WASHINGTON, DC -- January 9, 1998 -- EurekAlert!, (www.eurekalert.org), an Internet site designed to disseminate the latest research news, today received a $120,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

The two-year grant will be used to enhance and expand the core activities of EurekAlert!. Burroughs Wellcome Fund's renewed commitment to EurekAlert! will allow for the development of new resource sections and enable the integration of new technologies into the site. The grant will develop new content areas of the site--as well as enhance existing ones--through the addition of peer-reviewed journals and "Science by Country," a section devoted to describing how science is conducted around the world.

"This generous commitment to EurekAlert! and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund makes possible the continued expansion of what has become an important service to the scientific community," said Richard S. Nicholson, Executive Officer of the AAAS, which publishes EurekAlert!. "We are proud that Burroughs Wellcome Fund has embraced the vision of furthering the understanding and information exchange between the communities of science and journalism."

EurekAlert! is an Internet service that offers the latest news about science, medical, health and technology free of charge to thousands of users around the world. EurekAlert! uses the power of the Internet to keep reporters up-to-date on breaking science news by posting the latest research findings from the world's most respected peer-reviewed journals, research institutions, and scientific organizations.

"The Burroughs Wellcome Fund believes that helping to keep the public informed about science and medicine is of great importance," says BWF President Enriqueta C. Bond, Ph.D. "Working with the media toward that goal ultimately will benefit both indivi
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Contact: Nan Broadbent
nbroadbe@aaas.org
202-326-6436
American Association for the Advancement of Science
9-Jan-1998


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