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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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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
USF researcher: Cholesterol-lowering drugs effectiveness and safety claims exaggerated

USF scientist and a cholesterol expert say advocates of statins have inflated claims about the drug by “statistical deception”  ..

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. University of Florida scientists made the discovery after an orangutan treated at UF died from eating snails carrying the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, known as the rat lungworm. ..

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
USF biologists: Reductions in biodiversity can elevate disease risk

Research identifies traits of predators that predicts their ability to reduce parasite transmission - managing predator diversity may be an underutilized tool to reduce human and wildlife diseases and pests in general  ..

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