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Stories tagged with "Genetics"

  • 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 […]

  • Clemson researchers are studying how to optimize pulse and cereal crop organic production in South Carolina.

    S.C. farmers might one day grow ‘poor man’s meat’ thanks to Clemson research

    August 8, 2018

    Lentils, one of the foods sometimes called “poor man’s meat” are an excellent source of plant protein, but some Clemson University researchers are working to make lentils even more nutritious and expand their growing region into South Carolina.

  • Student stand together to sing the Clemson Alma Mater for the first time as alummi.

    Clemson awards more than 1,700 degrees Friday; U.S. Sen. Tim Scott addresses graduates

    May 11, 2018

    Clemson University conferred more than 1,700 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Friday. U.S. Sen. and New York Times best-selling author Tim Scott gave a speech at both ceremonies and offered three pieces of advice for a full and significant life: “If I was sitting in your chairs, what advice would I want?” said Scott (R-S.C.). “First, failure is not final if you don’t refuse to quit. The second, stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. And number three, hold on tightly to the dreams that inspire you.”

  • Image of several of the National Scholars

    National Scholars’ roar will echo far and wide with 100% placement post-graduation

    May 11, 2018

    Clemson University’s National Merit Scholars will span from Clemson to Cleveland with some pursuing secondary degrees while others dive into the workforce.

  • 2018 Meeting of the Minds logo

    Meeting of the Minds brings ACC students together for research, collaboration

    April 12, 2018

    Six Clemson students traveled to Boston College last week to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds. The conference is held annually every spring to celebrate undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and collaboration.

  • Illustration of particular protein-protein interaction. The figure shows dynein binding domain interacting with its partner, the alpha/beta tubulin dimer. The electrostatic filed lines indicate strong interactions among the partners.

    Predicting how DNA mutations affect proteins is focus of new NIH study

    March 6, 2018

    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.

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    Undergraduate student uncovers genes associated with aggressive form of brain cancer

    February 8, 2018

    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.

  • A collie

    Dog’s best friend

    October 2, 2017

    Geneticist making strides in understanding a complex disorder affecting canines and humans.

  • Clemson University professor James Frederick discusses the research to be conducted at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

    Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

    June 3, 2015

    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.

  • Geneticist Stephen Kresovich is Coker Chair and director of Clemson’s Institute of Translational Genomics.

    Clemson geneticist named to rice foundation board

    May 6, 2015

    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.

  • Peachy! Clemson part of $10 million fruit research project

    November 17, 2014

    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.

  • Clemson University professor Stephen Kresovich is researching molecular and population genomics.

    Internationally acclaimed geneticist Stephen Kresovich advances research, makes bold findings

    September 2, 2014

    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.

  • Genetic research into autism, cancer funded by Self Regional Healthcare

    June 13, 2014

    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).

  • Clemson students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

    April 23, 2014

    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.

  • Clemson University research scientists couple up on major grant to study African sleeping sickness

    April 11, 2014

    Two Clemson couples — all professors in two campus departments — team up to fight African sleeping sickness.