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).
New research from forensic anthropologists suggests that the structure of the human skull can help identify a person who has died attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. After examining what little is often left of these individuals, researchers say medical examiners can use a skull’s symmetry to define their likely origin and increase the odds that they will be identified.
In a collaboration with faculty from six other universities, Clemson University mathematician Elena Dimitrova has been awarded a $578,235 seed grant to participate in establishing the Southeastern Center for Mathematics and Biology.
The beginning of hurricane season on Friday brings a sharp reminder that tens of millions of coastal residents could be called to grab their loved ones and flee inland for safety. The enormous strain on the transportation system and the many decisions that must be made as the storms churn toward the coast are central to the research Pamela Murray-Tuite is conducting at Clemson University.
Clemson University recognized faculty members who have received the highest levels of national and international recognition with University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards (URSAAA) during an awards presentation last week.
Father time has always been a tough opponent. But Clemson University researchers are giving him a run for his money. For the past several years, a Warren Lasch Conservation Center team in North Charleston has come up with an innovative way to restore historical metal artifacts’ original luster.
Conservators with Clemson University’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center are just weeks away from finishing their restoration of a century-old, six-inch, .30-caliber gun from the U.S. Navy battleship Maine. The gun, which weighs more than 16 tons, arrived in North Charleston from Washington, D.C., in August 2016.
Savannah River National Laboratory and Clemson University have named Brian Powell to a joint faculty position to advance research on environmental remediation and radioactive waste disposal.
Clemson University’s College of Business has added a new dimension to its research and education with the addition of The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity, according to the research center’s new leader. “Through a combination of scholarly research, graduate fellowships and undergraduate education, the center will explore when and under what conditions business advances human well-being. Understanding the ‘why’ of business will give our graduates a sense of purpose in knowing their professional lives matter,” Reed Watson said.
With an economic impact of $33.4 billion, natural resources are major contributors to South Carolina economy and quality of life. To train people to help sustain these resources, Clemson University is establishing a Fisheries and Aquatic Center of Excellence.
Joshua Bostwick of Clemson University is launching a new research project that could lead to improved drug delivery techniques and is made possible by one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty members. Bostwick, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is receiving a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
Among the 15 patents issued to Clemson University researchers in 2017 were technologies for monitoring and controlling electric power systems, Cartesian robotic printers, lockable knee implants and composite membranes for hydrogen separation.
An expert in diseases that attack valuable vegetable crops across the Southeast, Anthony Keinath is the newly minted recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Clemson's highest agricultural research honor.
Students, faculty and staff were on hand Tuesday in the Watt Family Innovation Center to celebrate the 2017–18 academic year during the annual Clemson University awards ceremony.
By juxtaposing contrasting properties of two different nanomaterials, a team of Clemson University physicists has developed an optical diode that enables light to move in one direction. The development overcomes an obstacle in the quest for better optical isolators for high-energy lasers and optical computers capable of processing data at the speed of light.