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Jan 15, 2010

One of the Family: Animal Care Drives CVM Innovations

How devotion to our pets is changing veterinary medicine… and improving human lives   The following article is reprinted from the Winter 2009 issue of the NC State Alumni Magazine. Join the Alumni Association to obtain the magazine and other membership benefits.   In a small hospital room in Raleigh, Serena Van Dyke lies on her… 

Jan 14, 2010

Researchers Study Gene Critical in Cancer, Animal Development

Researchers at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are using “fluorescent fish” as a molecular "beacon" to study cancer and animal development. The researchers focused their attention on a gene–known as Sp2–that regulates the expression of other genes, and the “fluorescent fish” they created may provide the earliest hints of tumor development. Sp2… 

Dec 14, 2009

AVMA Podcast Features Dr. Sherman on Canine Fear Aggression

Dogs often act aggressively towards people that are unfamiliar to them. Many times this behavior is incorrectly attributed to dominance rather than fear because they elicit the same response – barking, growling and biting. It is important for owners to recognize the difference so they are best able to manage aggression within their pet. Dr.… 

Dec 9, 2009

Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research

Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted… 

Dec 9, 2009

Dr. McGahan Named ARVO Fellow

Dr. Christine McGahan, head of the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been approved for the honor of “Gold Fellow” in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Fellows Class of 2010. The title of Gold Fellow is an honor that recognizes association (ARVO) members for their individual… 

Dec 8, 2009

CVM Prepares First Responders

Most people can picture the first responders who are coming to the rescue in the wake of the massive storm fronts merged into a deadly force by a hurricane or a tornado. But who provides emergency help for the dogs, cats, and horses that people love? Who takes care of the cows, poultry, and hogs… 

Nov 23, 2009

Dr. Ferris Investigates Animal Cruelty in North Carolina

NC State University profiles the work Dr. Kelli Ferris does in investigating cases of animal cruelty and animal hoarding for the State of North Carolina in this article in the campus Bulletin newsletter.         

Nov 17, 2009

CCMTR Researchers Advance Knowledge of Nervous System

Researchers from the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a gene that tells embryonic stem cells in the brain when to stop producing nerve cells called neurons. The research is a significant advance in understanding the development of the nervous system, which is… 

Nov 10, 2009

VTH Saves K-9 Officer Kito

Veterinary Teaching Hospital patient Kito, an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois and a member of the Raleigh Police Department K-9 Unit, was restored to health and is back on the force following a severe bout of leptospirosis that nearly proved fatal and landed him in the VTH Intensive Care Unit for two weeks. NBC-17 report is located at… 

Nov 2, 2009

CVM Researchers Study Migration of Nanoparticles

Tiny, engineered nanomaterials can already be found in many consumer products, and have been hailed as having widespread future uses in areas ranging from medicine to industrial processes. However, little is known about what happens if these nanomaterials get into your body – where do they go? NC State University researchers at the College of Veterinary…