The Florida Research Consortium (FRC) is a strategic partnership of education, business and government formed specifically to advocate for knowledge-based economic development in Florida.

Founded in 2001, FRC works to increase awareness of the cutting-edge research that is under way throughout the state of Florida and to enhance the diversity and strength of Florida’s innovation economy through the commercialization of that research.

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Monday, February 20, 2017
Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician’s lab launch into space

Consider it one physician’s giant leap for mankind. The latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. ..

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Friday, February 17, 2017
FIU: Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

Scientists at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) are studying new therapies that can short circuit HIV infection and mitigate the damaging effects that opiate addiction has on the central nervous system. ..

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Mayo Clinic to test vaccine designed to provide immune response against early breast lesions

Keith Knutson, Ph.D., director of the Discovery and Translation Labs Cancer Research Program at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct a phase II clinical trial that will test a vaccine designed to establish lifelong immunity against development of these precancerous lesions. ..

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