As the rate of Lyme disease grows rapidly across the United States, new research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.
When an MUSC breast cancer surgeon looked for a faster, easier and less invasive way to locate tumors during surgery, she turned to Clemson. Two senior bioengineering students created a device to detect the titanium markers, potentially eliminating a step in breast cancer surgery.
Rapid diagnostic tests for point-of-care diagnostics, diabetic-resistant coatings, HIV inhibitors and an impact-resistant, corrosion-prohibiting coating were among the 15 innovations for which Clemson University researchers received patents in 2016.
High-performing college students interested in health-related professions soon will be able to apply for graduate school through two innovative initiatives offered by Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Starting in fall 2017, the collaboration will reduce student debt and increase the number of highly skilled, highly trained professionals entering South Carolina’s workforce.
American chestnuts trees were wiped out 100 years ago, but Clemson researchers and community volunteers are bringing them back by breeding trees to be resistant to Phytophthora root rot, a mold overshadowed by the infamous "chestnut blight."
The big dance has begun! You can bet this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will have Cinderella stories and bracket busters. It’s not called March Madness for nothing. From a field of 68 teams, only four will make it to the Final Four and only one will be crowned the champion. But that doesn’t make the 67 other teams losers. The real winners will be the players who look beyond the final score.
A Clemson researcher is testing an intelligent traffic controller system that communicates with cars and may mean you would never have to stop at red lights again.
A fungus that grows throughout the southeastern U.S. shortens the life of peach trees from 15 to five years. But a new method, planting trees with their roots exposed, puts the trees out of reach of the fungus.
Many students come to Clemson University for the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences in an academically challenging setting, but for graduate students in automotive engineering, who are learning how to optimize vehicle production, being hands-on is a little more challenging.
The Feb. 22, 2017, announcement by NASA of the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets was “one of the most interesting announcements in a long, long time,” said Clemson University philosophy professor Kelly Smith, who consults with NASA and the European Space Agency about ethical and societal issues related to space exploration.
Self Regional Hall, a new 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will house the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics, has opened on the campus of the Greenwood Genetic Center.
Todd Anderson, an assistant professor of art at Clemson University, is a printmaker, skilled at transferring beauty and wonder from landscapes onto paper to share his experiences with the public. “I think we all understand that the world is changing in sweeping and dramatic ways,” Anderson says, his voice quiet and earnest. “My belief is that those places need to be seen, they need to be experienced and they need to be creatively documented.” Since its founding 100 years ago, Glacier National Park has lost more than 80 percent of its glaciers. Over the past six years, Anderson says, he hiked more than 500 miles through that park for a project called “The Last Glacier.” The art has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and other libraries and personal collectors.
The non-fiction book and its film counterpart “Hidden Figures” revealed the genius behind the American space race in the 1960s: a cohort of black women who, despite segregation and discrimination, applied their genius in math and engineering to help send our rockets and astronauts into space and bring them back safely.
The Division of Research has announced more than $1 million in new internal funding opportunities for faculty across the university. The R-Initiative funds are part of the ClemsonForward strategic plan.
Research at Clemson had a highlight reel full of accomplishments in 2016, including more than $100 million in research revenue and its classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education as a university with the “highest research activity.”