The task was daunting: talk about your work, study, sweat and tears that represent years and countless hours of personal sacrifice in under three minutes, but 47 graduate students tried their hand at the 2018-2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at Clemson University. On November 2, 2018, in front of a crowd in the Watt […]
With an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence, Clemson University has launched the South Carolina Center for Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health, or SC-TRIMH, a new research center that will bring together scientists from across South Carolina to change the way musculoskeletal disorders are diagnosed, treated and even studied.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, the Clemson Tigers play the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station in one of the biggest matchups of the early 2018 college football season. But researchers at the universities have a long history of collaborating with each other, and as land grant universities, both schools share a responsibility to contribute […]
Annoyed by that crack on your phone’s screen? You wouldn’t be if the screen could heal itself, like a body heals a cut. That day is coming. Research and development in this area is so popular now that today’s advice to Benjamin Braddock would be two words: self-healing plastics.
CLEMSON, South Carolina — It’s dusk, the second week of March, 2018. The rumble of traffic from Highway 76 crawls through a thin line of trees and into the Hyatt family’s spacious backyard in suburban Clemson, South Carolina. A persistent, chilly breeze blows as the Hyatts and a few friends prepare to watch a cadre […]
When a celebrity like Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain dies from suicide there’s often a call for more research. But what does that research look like? Suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, is difficult to study. Unlike the first nine causes, it doesn’t fit neatly into a single disease category, like heart disease (No.1), cancer (No. 2) or diabetes (No. 7).
Elephants in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar are facing a new, brutal brand of destruction at the hands of poachers: They’re being slaughtered at an increasing rate for their skins, feet, genitalia and hair, according to a report published March 13, 2018, in PLOS ONE.
A team of Clemson University bioengineering and physics students and faculty described an irradiation fluorescence system they developed that could accelerate research in delivering very specific types of radiation in controlled doses. They also showed that low doses of specific, controlled radiation are safe for healthy cells.
Robots will have new, expanded roles in the future’s workforce, but only if people trust them to do their jobs. Dr. Yue Wang is building robots that people can trust, by teaching robots how to learn and interpret human behaviors and react accordingly.
Superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are increasingly common as they mutate to bypass the large volume of antibiotics taken by people and administered to livestock. Thompson Mefford, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Clemson, is working with colleagues to use energy, not drugs, to kill bacteria. Nanoparticles can be designed to target specific cells […]
Dogs with merle-patterned coats are special. Leigh Anne Clark, an associate professor of genetics at Clemson University, explains why, and how. She studies the genetics of dogs, including dogs like her own, Watson. Among her various discoveries is an insertion in the SILV gene that explains pigmentation.
We see what faculty do. The results of their research often touches thousands, if not millions, of lives. But why do they do what they do? What inspires them? What motivates them? Behind the Research is a video profile series that answers those questions and teaches us about the researcher, as well as the research. […]
Radiation often gets a bad rap, but bioengineer Delphine Dean is studying how low doses of radiation could be used to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. A recent study, published in PLOS ONE, describes how Dean’s team used a novel x-ray florescence irradiation system to help identify the right energy and dosage to use.
CHICAGO, Illinois — Despite the many impressive discoveries humans have made about the universe, scientists are still unsure about the birth story of our solar system. Scientists with the University of Chicago and Clemson University have laid out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson famously played in a 2014 game with a torn ACL. This season, he was burning up the NFL record book when the ACL in his other knee snapped, ending his season and breaking the hearts of tens of thousands of fans. The former Clemson University star […]