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Apr 8, 2010

CVM Student Receives Howard Hughes, NIH Scholarship

Michael Peace, a third year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student in North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of a $27,000 scholarship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support his participation in an innovative, year-long research training program with the National Institutes of Health. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes… 

Apr 2, 2010

Generous IRA Gift

Gordon Neville ’61 met his future bride in the first grade. As they grew up in Chapel Hill during the 1950s, they became high school sweethearts. Gordon was fortunate enough to convince Pat to marry him in 1958, and they have been an inseparable team in life and in love. Gordon wanted to show his… 

Mar 29, 2010

Equine Colic Discussion by Dr. Blikslager

Dr. Anthony Blikslager, an expert on equine colic, is interviewed by Horse.com for an article during the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. Read the article and see the video. Posted March 29, 2010                     

Mar 26, 2010

Incorporating Biological Functionality into Nanomaterials

A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has published a paper that describes the use of a technique called atomic layer deposition to incorporate “biological functionality” into complex nanomaterials, which could lead to a new generation of medical and environmental health applications. For example, the researchers show how the technology can be… 

Mar 8, 2010

Pooka Moochie

[attribution]Cyndi Morgia[/attribution] Pooka Moochie was my companion. I picked her out when she was 6 weeks old and we have been together ever since. We have moved from New York, to Tennessee, then to North Carolina. There was never a moment that she was not a part of the action. Pooka was so much more… 

Mar 2, 2010

Researchers Trace Development of Gastrointestinal Tract

  Researchers at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have found the method by which the “gut tube”– the primitive structure in all vertebrate embryos that eventually becomes the entire gastrointestinal tract – changes from a short, solid cylinder into an elongated hollow structure that loops and coils. The research paves the way… 

Feb 9, 2010

CVM Evaluates New Drug to Treat Canine Epilepsy

  North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is participating in a national clinical trial evaluating a new drug to treat canine idiopathic epilepsy—a chronic condition affecting some four million dogs that is characterized by recurring seizures for which an underlying cause has not been identified. The largest clinical trial of its kind,… 

Feb 8, 2010

Ratso – Your friends miss you

[attribution] Greta Johansen Greta Johansen is Assistant Dean for Business and Finance at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Ratso, who is shown above on the cover of the Winter 2009 edition of CVM Magazine, touched all those who helped him in his long battle with complications from diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, and a brain tumor.… 

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…