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.
Clemson University is hosting the region’s leading scientists for discussions about the causative agents of some of the most devastating and intractable diseases of humans, including malaria, amoebic dysentery, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and fungal meningitis.
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.
Kerry Smith’s research may help the health of millions of people around the globe. Smith, an associate professor in the Clemson University genetics and biochemistry department, has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $950,000.