The 30,000-member, Providence, R.I.-based American Mathematical Society (AMS) has joined numerous advocates for biomedical research in objecting to recently proposed federal budget cuts for scientific research. Late last month, AMSUs Committee on Science Policy issued a resolution stating that it "is very concerned that proposed reductions in the federal budget for support of scientific research will seriously damage the U.S. scientific capacity for many years. . . . Support of scientific research directly impacts the nation's technical expertise and represents an important investment in our future. . . . As Congress deliberates on the federal budget, the scientific community should be involved in decisions about how best to maintain U.S. scientific strength. The Committee urges a process which includes the full participation of the scientific community." According to AMS spokesman Tim Goggins, "this is the first time the society has made any kind of warning to Congress. It's a departure...

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