As the need for more creative, technological solutions to health issues increases, companies meet constant design challenges when they offer up telemedicine technology or medication management apps designed with older adults in mind. Faculty from Clemson University and North Carolina State University examine this design challenge from a psychological perspective with a new book, “Aging, Technology and Health.”
A study out of Clemson University’s department of biological sciences has identified tiny particles in the brain that regulate the neuroimmune system, a result that might one day be used in treating traumatic brain injuries or viral infections of the brain.
Improved brain injury diagnoses and approaches to knee surgery are among the sports research projects that have received a boost thanks to seed grants from the Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute at Clemson University.
Temperatures in the next generation of gas turbines are expected to reach as high as 3100 degrees Fahrenheit, heat so extreme it could literally vaporize components under high velocity steam. The challenge for engineers is to create components that can withstand the high-temperature steam corrosion. If they can, gas turbines will run more efficiently, saving money and creating fewer greenhouse gases. It’s a task bringing together GE Power and Clemson University engineers, who have launched a new research project with $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.
A Clemson University research scientist has obtained a patent for a way to make organic fertilizer that could revolutionize the organic produce industry and put it on a level playing field with conventional crops.
Clemson University will spotlight research throughout the month of April with events that showcase faculty and student achievements and that provide educational opportunities to promote collaboration and career advancement.
Sara Riggs of Clemson University watched as two students with intellectual disabilities worked in the training room of the Walgreens Distribution Center near Williamston, packing bins with consumer products ranging from applesauce to toothpaste.
As Clemson University went dark on Aug. 21, 2017, for “The Great American Eclipse,” a GPS antenna poised on top of Kinard Hall monitored the ionosphere, the layer of Earth’s atmosphere that is charged by solar and cosmic radiation. The antenna was part of a study to understand how a natural phenomenon, like the total solar eclipse, might affect GPS capabilities.
Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University said that cost is the biggest barrier to using more composite materials in automotive manufacturing, but those materials could become more attractive if steel and aluminum prices rise in the wake of new tariffs.
Aphids are some crops’ worst nightmare, but a Clemson University professor is investigating natural tools that may lead to better aphid management in fields. Carmen Blubaugh, an assistant professor in Clemson University’s plant and environmental sciences department, is involved in a study that addresses how plants mediate interactions between predators and prey.
A seasoned business executive and product-development professional has been tapped to lead the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF).
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.
With the understanding that collaboration is essential, Clemson Cooperative Extension agents will begin visiting agricultural operations across the state this week to understand their water usage. The South Carolina Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation Survey will collect scientific data that will be used to aid state agencies, legislators, policymakers and others in making informed management decisions about water resources.
Research from more than 100 scientists across the world, including that of Clemson professor of biological sciences Saara DeWalt, has recently combined to show that the world's tropical forests are more similar than scientists previously thought.
South Carolina cotton farmers have a new tool to use in their fight against thrips.