A team of scientists from Clemson University and Cornell University is developing the first set of computational techniques that can predict how DNA mutations affect proteins and protein-to-protein interactions, which are vital in determining how the body’s tissues and organs function. Their study also holds the potential to accelerate the synthesis of new drug treatments for a variety of genetic disorders.
When Leland Dunwoodie, an undergraduate biochemistry student at Clemson University, approached his professor about wanting to start research on “some human stuff” in the spring of 2016, he didn’t imagine it would lead to the discovery of 22 genes that are implicated in glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer.
Geneticist making strides in understanding a complex disorder affecting canines and humans.
A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.
Stephen Kresovich, Coker Chair of Genetics and director of Clemson’s Institute of Translational Genomics, has been elected to the board of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. The foundation serves to advance the sustainable restoration and preservation of Carolina Gold Rice and other heirloom grains, as well as to raise public awareness of historic ricelands and heirloom agriculture.
Clemson horticulture and genetics researchers are part of national team of scientists working on economically important fruit crops. The USDA has awarded the first year of a $10 million, five-year competitive grant, of which Clemson will receive $1.2 million.
The lives and livelihoods of thousands of South Carolinians are being bettered, thanks to professor Stephen Kresovich and the molecular and population genomics research he and his Clemson team are spearheading.
Seven research projects from Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University faculty were selected to receive the first round of funding provided by Self Regional Healthcare (SRHC).
Two Clemson University students have been awarded prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering; and a third student has received an honorable mention.
Two Clemson couples — all professors in two campus departments — team up to fight African sleeping sickness.
One of South Carolina’s longest-established private foundations has underscored its commitment to medical science in the Palmetto State by funding an endowed chair in genetics research at the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics.
Variety is more than the spice of life. It could be the key to sustaining life. A commentary in the science journal "Nature" released July 4 calls for a worldwide plan to “mine” the vast biodiversity of plants to grow enough food to feed a world population that will reach nine billion people by midcentury.