Clemson researcher Stephen Foulger to lead $6 million in research on the brain

Stephen Foulger of Clemson University is leading a team that has received $6 million to develop a new way of stimulating specific parts of the brain in what could be the first step toward treatments for seizures and illnesses ranging from addiction to depression. If it works like researchers hope, patients would someday ingest tiny particles that would lodge themselves …

Clemson Visualization uses cutting-edge technology, virtual reality to give researchers insight into data

Rapid technological advances have given researchers access to more data than ever before, and Clemson University’s Advanced Visualization group wants to give those researchers better insight into their data using cutting-edge equipment and high-performance visualization. “Visualization is the ability to be able to see your data, to actually see what’s happening within your data,” said Dr. Oyewole (Wole) Oyekoya, Director …

David Freedman and his team dig deep to answer questions about water safety

Inside the 11 stainless steel cylinders lined up in David Freedman’s lab at Clemson University are rock samples that were pulled from deep below the Earth’s surface and could help shed light on one of the world’s most widespread environmental challenges. The cylinders are central to the unique method Freedman and his team have developed to study whether natural processes …

Growing crops on deep-space missions begins to move from science fiction to reality

“Star Trek” characters could instantly summon any food in the galaxy by calling out to their computer, but until a replicator becomes available, real-life space explorers might have to grow their own crops. They will have some help from Clemson University’s Joshua Summers, who is beginning to lay the groundwork for deep-space farming as part of a NASA-funded study he …

Clemson researchers say trees could help strengthen auto parts

Trees that are removed during forest restoration projects could find their way into car bumpers and fenders as part of a study led by Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University. Pilla is collaborating on the study with researchers from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. They are converting some of those trees into liquid suspensions of tiny …

Clemson scientists awarded $1.57 million grant to study infections on medical implants

Clemson scientist Jeffrey Anker and four colleagues have been awarded a five-year, $1.57 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel imaging technique and dye-based sensor to detect and monitor bacterial infections on implanted medical devices. Approximately one in 25 patients admitted to a hospital in the U.S. will acquire an infection, leading to a reported 99,000 …

CURF Technology Commercialization Internship Opportunity Announcement

CURF is seeking graduate students in engineering, material science, and life sciences technical disciplines or MBA students with an aforementioned undergraduate degree who desire to learn about technology commercialization by working at the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). CURF is responsible for managing the intellectual property of Clemson University by soliciting and analyzing invention disclosures for commercial potential, patenting selected …

Clemson named best university in state for your money, 21st in the country

Clemson University has been named the best university in South Carolina for your money and among the top colleges nationally by Money magazine. Nationally, Clemson ranked the third best “university you can actually get into,” the 12th best public university, and the overall 21st best university by Money magazine’s annual list of “Best Colleges for Your Money.” The magazine ranks …

Greenville Chamber Friday Forum featuring Dr. Imtiaz Haque, CUICAR

From CU-ICAR to the Center for Manufacturing Innovation: Creating a workforce to spur economic development in South Carolina.  The availability of a workforce to fuel the success of industry is a key factor in the decision-making process of companies that would call South Carolina home. Dr. Haque will share innovative efforts in workforce development that encompass all levels of education …

Methodology and software expansion to assist health care

Scientific methods and computer software that have helped thousands of scientists better understand how molecules interact in the body will soon be further developed to enable modeling of large macromolecular machineries, neurons and various other phenomena in the living cell and tissues, including processes associated with tumors. Such a development will greatly expand the spectrum of questions that can be …