Clemson University has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to establish a center for tissue regeneration research.
The Greenville News reported Friday the new Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Tissue Regeneration will collaborate efforts among Clemson, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina. It will be housed at Clemson.
Clemson president James Barker says the five-year grant will strengthen efforts to recruit, train and retain researchers with cross-disciplinary skills. He says organ failure and tissue loss are big medical challenges to be addressed.
Researchers hope their discoveries will benefit patients with heart problems and spinal cord injuries.