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Aug 20, 2021

Varying Immune Cell Levels in Canine Brain Tumors Could Provide Therapeutic Targets

The research, the most extensive examination of immune cell infiltration in canine glioma to date, adds to the body of evidence that these brain tumors might recruit cells that aid in immunosuppression. 

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Mar 30, 2021

NC State Veterinary Medicine Research Roundup, March 2021

A feline genetic mutation discovery, treating canine seizures and more of the latest published research from NC State Veterinary Medicine. 

Mike Nolan

Jan 12, 2021

NC State Clinical Trial Testing Promising Canine Osteosarcoma Treatment

The trial at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is testing a new drug designed to enhance radiation therapy. 

Dianne Dunning

Jul 29, 2020

News and Updates, July 2020

Fighting racism in veterinary medicine, a virtual reality approach to global health and more from a busy month on campus. 

Zeb Carter and Saint

Jul 28, 2020

Gut Microbiome Study Could Guide New Canine Epilepsy Treatments

Neurology professor Karen Muñana is leading a new three-year study into canine epilepsy, the most common neurological condition in dogs, but one of the least understood. 

NC State University's Dr. Natasha Olby works with a colleage at the University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by Marc Hall/NC State University

Jun 29, 2015

Neurology Study May Lead to Better Outcomes for Paraplegic Dogs

A one-size-fits-all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries, according to findings from a clinical trial conducted by NC State researchers... 

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Apr 14, 2015

Student Research Paper Receives Recognition from American Board of Veterinary Toxicology

Alisha Worth developed the case series using the Animal Poison Control Center toxicology database. Her effort provides important new information concerning the dose-response relationship for... 

Feb 23, 2015

Researcher Named Clinician Scientist by American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

The following information is from an announcement made by the AKC-Canine Health Foundation.   Dr. Steven Friedenberg, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Meurs at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named a Clinician Scientist by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation. Friedenberg received the honor in… 

Jan 13, 2015

Canine Paralysis Study Suggests Spinal Cord Injuries Require Customized Treatments

A clinical trial from North Carolina State University involving paraplegic dogs has demonstrated that a one-size fits all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries. Instead, the study highlights the fact that the population of canine paraplegics – even those with the same type of injury – are very diverse, and that courses… 


Feb 19, 2014

Researchers Find Mutated Canine Gene May Aid Understanding of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers. Hereditary ataxias are an important group…