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Jul 7, 2009

CCMTR-led Research Team Seeking Brain Tumor Gene

Pinpointing the genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes the needle you find may not be the right one. By comparing human and canine genomes, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that a gene commonly believed to be involved in meningiomas—tumors that… 

May 30, 2009

Dermatology Service Conducts Clinical Trial

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Dermatology Service is the lead center of a 12-week, multiple facility clinical trial that seeks to determine the optimal dose of the drug antifolate aminopterin in treating dogs with moderate atopic dermatitis—a common allergic skin disease. The trial continues an earlier “proof-of-concept” pilot study conducted by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)… 

May 26, 2009

CVM Researchers Interviewed for AKC Genome Barks (podcasts)

Lee Arnold of the American Kennel Club and Canine Health Foundation Boards of Directors hosts Genome Barks, an AKC-sponsored series of podcasts. [section_subtitle]He interviewed: [/section_subtitle] Dr. Steve Suter on canine lymphoma cell lines. These cell lines will provide a tool to study the disease on a cellular level and determine the molecular behavior of lymphoma.… 

May 26, 2009

Tips on Preventing Dog Bites

Want to be sure that Spot’s social behavior is spotless? Dr. Barbara Sherman, a specialist in animal behavior at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine says the best way to prevent dog bites is to start training puppies in proper social behavior early on. Some 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each… 

May 25, 2009

Comparative Pain Research Lab Studies Potentially Arthritic Cats

The Comparative Pain Research Laboratory is conducting an eight-week feline nutritional supplement clinical trial for potentially arthritic cats that may show signs of slowing down such as decreased ability to run, jump, walk, climb stairs, play, or groom. The study, which could be beneficial in relieving the pet’s pain, is being supervised by Dr. Duncan… 

May 22, 2009

Summer Trip to Guatemala

[attribution]by Melissa Fleishmann, DVM Class of 2012[/attribution] From May 22 to July 11, 2009 I participated in a study abroad program through NC State’s School of Social Work.  This program consisted of a seven week homestay with a Mayan family, one-on-one Spanish language classes, and a service learning placement with a local NGO (Non Governmental Organization). Students… 

May 18, 2009

Researchers Collaborate in Lymphoma Investigation

What do a college of veterinary medicine and a cancer treatment and research center have in common? The answer may be as plain as the nose on your dog’s face. Researchers from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are combining their expertise to… 

May 15, 2009

Dr. Breen Featured in AKC Canine Health Foundation Podcasts

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation produce a podcast series called Genome Barks that feature leading scientists and researchers who have spoken at AKC-CHF Breeder Symposia or who are CHF grant recipients. Dr. Matthew Breen is featured in a two-part interview with Lee Arnold, Vice President of the AKC Canine Health… 

May 7, 2009

CVM Opens New Brachytherapy Facility to Treat Equine Cancers

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine now offers horse owners the option for radiation therapy of equine skin cancers that could not be treated easily with more conventional techniques. According to Dr. Brian Gilger, professor of ophthalmology at the NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as good veterinary care brings increased longevity to horses,… 

Temple Waterfall Hangzhou, China

Apr 26, 2009

Animal Acupuncture at Zhejiang University

[section_subtitle] Hangzhou, China [/section_subtitle] The overall two week experience was very interesting and informative as well as well thought out and well organized. The faculty at Zhejiang University arranged for pick up and drop off of the student group at the airport making the travel portion of the trip very easy and manageable. Once in…