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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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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Awards $140 Million to Support Research

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has selected 12 research consortia - including 4 Florida universities - to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health.  ..

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
VGTI Florida to Collaborate with TapImmune to Advance Targeted Breast and Ovarian Cancer Vaccines into Phase II Clinical Trials

These highly promising therapeutic cancer vaccine candidates were developed by VGTI Florida’s Director of Cancer Vaccines and Immune Therapies Program, Keith Knutson, Ph.D. The goal is to prevent breast and ovarian cancer recurrence for patients who achieve remissions following standard-of-care treatment.  ..

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
As elephants go, so go the trees: Research shows hunting can have catastrophic effects on tropical forests

Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University of Florida shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. ..

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