With patches of exposed skin, large lesions across her face and dull, expressionless eyes, you might think Lorelei, a Shetland sheepdog, has been abused. But that would be far from the truth: Lorelei is loved and well cared-for. She suffers from a painful condition called dermatomyositis, a genetic skin disorder that affects dogs and humans. The discovery, by Leigh Anne Clark, an associate professor of genetics at Clemson University, and her colleagues, could improve the future for dogs with dermatomyositis.
For the second year in a row, seven Clemson researchers received CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. They will tackle issues from creating realistic hand and finger movements for virtual reality to redesigning the way clinical trials are carried out.
You’ve seen them on campus, shouldering cameras and backdrops, gripping microphones. They’re at athletic events and commencement, they’re in classrooms and labs and on the lawns, they’re everywhere, but always behind a lens.
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.