Stories tagged with "Biological Sciences"

  • Science and art theatrical production ignites awareness of marine conservation

    February 21, 2020

    LIBERTY — With catchy musical numbers, colorful sets and characters, and interactive marine exhibits following the show, Something Very Fishy is an educational family-friendly event that demonstrates the importance of protecting our oceans and keeping them clean for all oceanic life and the overall health of our planet. The show is playing at the Pickens […]

  • Jenna Carpenter speaker

    Celebrated scientist to speak at Clemson in support of women in STEM and computing

    February 14, 2020

    CLEMSON — Jenna Carpenter, who was named by Dreambox Learning as one of the “10 Women in STEM who Rock” along with Chelsea Clinton and IT executive Marissa Mayer, will speak on campus about women’s contributions to the history of computing. Her talk, “Top Secret: Women’s Contributions to the History of Computing,” will take place […]

  • Zhicheng Dou sitting at microscope in his lab

    New grant enables Clemson researcher to further combat widespread parasitic disease

    January 9, 2020

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — Biological sciences assistant professor Zhicheng Dou has received a $1.85 million collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the molecular mechanisms of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a widespread human infectious disease afflicting more than 40 million people. Dou’s work might help pave the way for finding […]

  • Heather Walters working in lab.

    College of Science graduate student wins campus thesis award

    December 9, 2019

    CLEMSON — Biological Sciences graduate student Heather Andrews Walters is receiving the Clemson University Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Life Sciences—one of only two master’s thesis awards presented by the Graduate College across the entire campus. Walters thesis, “Phosphorylation of Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2-Alpha in Response to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Nitrosative Stress in Entamoeba […]

  • Kara Noonan fish experiment in tanks

    The twists and turns of science research

    November 22, 2019

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – In high school, students are taught that research revolves around the scientific method: start with a question, formulate a hypothesis, design and perform an experiment, collect and analyze the data, draw a conclusion, and publish the results. The reality, though, which many students subsequently learn in college, is that research is […]

  • Clams in hand

    Clemson research indicates abundance of microbe diversity key to healthy coastal ecosystem

    November 4, 2019

    For millions of years, symbiotic bacteria have lived inside the gill cells of Lucinidae clams found in seagrass meadows located mainly along tropical coasts, such as the Florida Keys. These bacteria play a crucial role in the clam’s survival while also contributing to the overall health of the seagrass in which the clams live. As important as the bacteria are, little was known about their makeup until now. Scientists at Clemson University have recently published a paper indicating that the bacteria are more taxonomically diverse than previously thought.

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    Clemson genomic migration analysis shows antibiotic resistance moving from humans to animals

    September 12, 2019

    A Clemson University professor’s research has documented the movement of antibiotic resistance in humans into animal species. College of Science researcher Vincent Richards recently published results that draw attention to reverse zoonosis, or pathogens moving from human populations to animals.

  • Clemson Professor Mike Sears (left) is pictured with Eric Riddell.

    New study explains how salamanders harness regeneration to buffer themselves from climate change

    September 10, 2019

    Researchers from Clemson University’s College of Science have shown for the first time that salamanders inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains use temperature rather than humidity as the best cue to anticipate changes in their environment. Significantly, the researchers observed that salamanders actually harness their unique ability to regenerate limbs to rapidly minimize the impact of hot temperatures.

  • College of Science Professor listens to dean talk at faculty meeting.

    Dean presents state-of-the-college report to faculty

    August 20, 2019

    CLEMSON — The College’s fall semester faculty kickoff meeting was held Aug. 19 at the Barnes Center and focused on highlights and initiatives. “Our science faculty continue to strengthen our national prominence and elevate the science learning experience through their excellence in scientific discovery, learning and engagement,” Dean Cynthia Y. Young said. Overall, Young’s presentation […]

  • Summer undergraduate research to be on display at Clemson University

    August 15, 2019

    More than 65 Clemson University students will present at the third annual Summer Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Watt Family Innovation Center Tuesday, Aug. 20.

  • Invasive feral hogs are trapped on a rural property.

    Clemson brings ‘vampire elephants,’ ‘ecological zombies’ into human-wildlife conflict debate

    August 12, 2019

    New research by Clemson University scientists Shari Rodriguez and Christie Sampson in the open-access journal “PLOS Biology,” examines the effects non-carnivorous species such as feral hogs and elephants can have on humans and livestock and the potential consequences of excluding these animals from research focused on mitigating wildlife impacts on livestock.

  • Melissa Heintz and William Baldwin

    Clemson researchers tie metabolic enzyme to obesity and fatty liver disease

    July 11, 2019

    Researchers from Clemson University’s Environmental Toxicology Program have published novel research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease.

  • Rising Clemson junior from Myrtle Beach earns NOAA Hollings scholarship

    June 18, 2019

    Clemson University rising junior Riley Garvey is passionate about marine biology, and a major scholarship from the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will help him further his professional development in this field.

  • Photo of Dou looking into a microscope

    EPIC researchers gain ground in the race to cure widespread parasitic infection

    June 6, 2019

    A faculty-led team of graduate and undergraduate researchers from Clemson University’s Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center has unveiled new findings designed to help pave the way to an eventual cure of a parasitic infection that affects millions around the nation and world.

  • College of Science names DeWalt chair of biological sciences

    May 24, 2019

    Saara DeWalt, whose research extends from Clemson to the far corners of the globe, has been named chair of the department of biological sciences in the College of Science at Clemson University.