Dogs with merle-patterned coats are special. Leigh Anne Clark, an associate professor of genetics at Clemson University, explains why, and how. She studies the genetics of dogs, including dogs like her own, Watson. Among her various discoveries is an insertion in the SILV gene that explains pigmentation.
We see what faculty do. The results of their research often touches thousands, if not millions, of lives. But why do they do what they do? What inspires them? What motivates them? Behind the Research is a video profile series that answers those questions and teaches us about the researcher, as well as the research. […]
Director of Clemson’s Institute for Parks Bob Powell, psychology graduate student Drew Morris and Clemson psychology professor June Pilcher recently joined forces to study how the cold affects an individual mentally.
Radiation often gets a bad rap, but bioengineer Delphine Dean is studying how low doses of radiation could be used to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. A recent study, published in PLOS ONE, describes how Dean’s team used a novel x-ray florescence irradiation system to help identify the right energy and dosage to use.
CHICAGO, Illinois — Despite the many impressive discoveries humans have made about the universe, scientists are still unsure about the birth story of our solar system. Scientists with the University of Chicago and Clemson University have laid out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson famously played in a 2014 game with a torn ACL. This season, he was burning up the NFL record book when the ACL in his other knee snapped, ending his season and breaking the hearts of tens of thousands of fans. The former Clemson University star […]
Teamwork and leadership are important on any mission, but when the mission is in orbit around Earth, or a multi-year trip to Mars, personalities and styles are magnified. Marissa Shuffler applies the science of industrial and organizational psychology to provide research-based solutions and strategies for NASA, the military and other organizations. A CAREER Award from the National […]
As 2017 comes to an end, let’s take a moment to reflect on the many ways Clemson continues to make its mark as a leader in education, innovative research and athletics.
Researchers from Clemson University are using football to battle the persistent damage brought on by dementia. Faculty and graduate student researchers are studying the effectiveness of a reminiscence therapy program that uses memories associated with Clemson football to address many of the debilitating effects of dementia.
The Clemson Caribbean Initiative (CCI) has awarded five interdisciplinary seed grants totaling $50,000 to teams of Clemson faculty to help advance their research and scholarship, teaching and service in the Caribbean region.
CLEMSON – Clemson University chemistry professor R. Kenneth Marcus has been named a Fellow to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced Tuesday. The title recognizes academic inventors who have made an “impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society” with the inventions they’ve patented. In becoming an NAI […]
Helicopters, tanks and other vehicles could someday be made of “smart material” that senses damage, similar to how nerves tell the body it has been injured, with the help of new research based at Clemson University and funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Bridging the gap between today’s gas-fueled cars and powerful, hybrid vehicles of the future is a major challenge in the automotive industry. At Clemson University, however, an automotive engineering student program aims to do just that. For the Deep Orange 9 program at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), students are building a first-ever, high-performance, ultra-tough motorsports vehicle with a clean, fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, advanced technical features and highly dynamic handling and acceleration.
At a center in Columbia, researchers from Clemson University and Palmetto Health are recording simulations of battlefield injuries as part of a $1.6-million project funded by the Department of Defense. The goal is to begin laying the groundwork for a hands-free system that would document battlefield injuries to improve medical care and ensure troops receive the benefits they are due.
Samsung Electronics America Friday announced a new research and development partnership with the state of South Carolina and its two largest universities, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. Together with the state government, Samsung will create the Palmetto Consortium for Home Appliance Innovation [PCHAI], a robust R&D program designed to catalyze innovation, foster public/private collaboration, and nurture the next generation of advanced manufacturing professionals in South Carolina.