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Soaking up the sun

Summer is a time for soaking up the sun. But sun rays contain ultraviolet (UV) light that damages DNA, the part of cells where genetic information is stored. Assistant professor of genetics and biochemistry Jennifer Mason is studying how a protein that repairs DNA damage prevents cancer formation. ➥ Discover how her work could lead to novel cancer therapies.
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Statistically speaking

Chris McMahan has contributed to the fields of genetics, engineering, agriculture and epidemiology. Now, he has received one of the highest honors bestowed on statisticians. ➥ Read more about the honor.
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Daniel Whiteside and Zhicheng Dou enlisted an unlikely ally, the herbicide oxadiazon, in the fight against toxoplasmosis.

Unlikely ally

Doctors warn their pregnant patients not to change cat litter so they can avoid Toxoplasma gondii, a microscopic protozoa. Researchers from Clemson University have enlisted an unlikely ally — a herbicide — in the fight against the parasite that can be dangerous to mothers and their unborn babies. ➥ What's next in the search for a viable treatment.
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Aidan Rhoades, a dual-degree student with majors in both art and physics, hammers a piece of hot metal for an art sculpture

Uniting art and science

Like its creator Aidan Rhoades, a dual-degree student with majors in both art and physics, a new art installation in the Kinard Laboratory of Physics and Astronomy connects the two disciplines. ➥ Learn more about the inspiration behind this bridge-building piece.
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Clemson physicist earns prestigious junior faculty award

Kasra Sardashti, an assistant professor in the College of Science’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a 2022 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Award.

Five College of Science students awarded Gilman Scholarships

The students are among a record number of Clemson students who will study abroad through scholarships created by the U.S. Department of State and named for the late congressman Benjamin A. Gilman.

Clemson-led research teams launch rockets into aurora borealis

As the Northern Lights danced over the Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks, Alaska, a team of researchers led by Clemson assistant professor of physics Stephen Kaeppler launched rockets into the colorful aerial display. The research could lead to a better understanding of space weather.

Explore Science on Oct. 21

Save the date for this year’s Explore Science event on Oct. 21 from 4–6 p.m. Join us for fun, family-friendly activities and games on the lawn between Long, Martin and Kinard halls before heading over to Bowman Field to check out the Homecoming float displays and to Memorial Stadium for Tigerama. Watch for more details coming soon.
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