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  • An artist's drawing of a moon colony: a futuristic building on stilts and a person in a spacesuit.

    Should Earthlings colonize the final frontier? Ethicists weigh in

    May 28, 2019

    CLEMSON, S.C. — Space might be the final frontier, but as China announces plans to build a moon base, NASA begins working on manned missions to Mars and spaceships continue to probe deep space, one group of scholars is asking: are human colonies in space ethical? “As long as space colonization was merely the dream […]

  • Nobel laureate Stoddart shares lessons on science, careers

    May 6, 2019

    In a 75-minute talk at Clemson on April 30, 2019, replete with humility and punctuated with humor, Sir Fraser Stoddart recounted significant steps on a journey from a small farm in Scotland to Stockholm. Stoddart, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, relayed the difficulties as well as the triumphs of a life in […]

  • Portrait of Dr. Stoddart.

    Nobel laureate Stoddart to speak at Clemson April 29

    April 19, 2019

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart will talk about the work that led to his Nobel Prize in chemistry in a lecture open to students, faculty and staff at Clemson on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Watt Center auditorium. Stoddart was a co-recipient of the Nobel […]

  • Naren Vyavahare is among the bioengineering faculty members from Clemson University to win R01 awards from the National Institutes of Health.

    Cause of vascular disease in kidney failure reversed in animal model

    March 4, 2019

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers at Clemson University have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast or prostate cancer. When kidneys stop working properly, calcium builds up in […]

  • Temple Grandin

    Autism advocate and professor Temple Grandin plans two talks for Clemson family

    February 12, 2019

    Temple Grandin, the world-renowned advocate for people with autism and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will give two talks to Clemson audiences on Thursday, March 7.

  • A blue graphic illustration of a double helix.

    Baboons hold surprising clues for evolutionary genomics

    January 30, 2019

    Miriam Konkel has helped unravel the genomes of many animals, including the platypus, the rhesus macaque, the gibbon, the orangutan, the zebra finch and the marmoset. But a recent study of the baboon genome had a particularly exciting finding for the Clemson University researcher’s specific interest: Alu elements, a type of transposable element also known as jumping genes because they send copies of themselves to other locations in the genome.

  • Illustration of medicine capsule with money inside

    Price disclosure legislation unlikely to lower drug costs

    January 22, 2019

    The Trump administration’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a study publishing Jan. 22, 2019, in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research found that consumer demand for high-priced drugs declined unless the drug ads included language explaining that the medication would be low-cost or no-cost because of insurance coverage or other discounts.

  • Tiger Paw

    Cotton Bowl: Clemson and Notre Dame team up for research

    December 20, 2018

    When Clemson takes on Notre Dame in the 2018 Cotton Bowl, a berth in the national championship game will be at stake. But on the universities’ respective campuses, teams of researchers are working together – Tiger and Fighting Irish – to tackle some heavy-hitting science and societal issues. Here, we present three collaborations that transcend the gridiron.

  • Seven scientists win CAREER awards

    December 13, 2018

    For the second year in a row, seven Clemson University faculty members received 2018 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Awards, one of the most prestigious awards to young faculty. From adapting the art of Japanese origami to structural engineering to predicting the earth’s response to space storms, these Clemson assistant professors apply their […]

  • Dr. Rao a featured presenter during Ted Talks event in Greenville.

    Physicist Rao named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

    December 11, 2018

    Clemson University physicist Apparao Rao has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

  • Behind the Research: Apparao Rao

    December 3, 2018

    Apparao Rao credits his father for setting him on a path to his illustrious career. Now, the MIT-trained physicist develops technologies that will power our future with major funding support from various Department of Defense agencies, the National Science Foundation and industry partners.

  • Denise Anderson stands with her arms crossed, the columns of Sikes Hall shown behind her.

    Behind the Research: Opportunities for play

    November 21, 2018

    What do Clemson professor Denise Anderson and the fictional Leslie Knope of the Parks and Recreation Department of the fictional Pawnee, Indiana, have in common? Watch to find out.

  • 3MT: Grad students win for explaining their work in 3 minutes

    November 13, 2018

    The task was daunting: talk about your work, study, sweat and tears that represent years and countless hours of personal sacrifice in under three minutes, but 47 graduate students tried their hand at the 2018-2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at Clemson University. On November 2, 2018, in front of a crowd in the Watt […]

  • Hai Yao, the Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair of bioengineering at Clemson University and leader of SC-TRIMH, talks with a student in his lab at MUSC.

    $11 million NIH grant creates new center for musculoskeletal research

    October 18, 2018

    With an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence, Clemson University has launched the South Carolina Center for Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health, or SC-TRIMH, a new research center that will bring together scientists from across South Carolina to change the way musculoskeletal disorders are diagnosed, treated and even studied.

  • Clemson, Texas A&M on same team for science

    September 7, 2018

    On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, the Clemson Tigers play the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station in one of the biggest matchups of the early 2018 college football season. But researchers at the universities have a long history of collaborating with each other, and as land grant universities, both schools share a responsibility to contribute […]