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Students Class of 2024

Aug 31, 2020

News and Updates, August 2020

Welcome to the family, class of 2024. 

Inside the lab of Dr. Zhen Gu on Centennial Campus.

Nov 20, 2015

New Comparative Medicine Institute Focuses on Translational Medicine

In its 10-year history, the CCMTR built a community of more than 100 scientists from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University who were focused on the discovery and delivery of new therapies to human and animal... 

cells floating on black surface

Sep 11, 2015

Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for IPF Treatment

Instead of attempting to isolate and sort individual lung stem cells or genetically convert other types of cells into lung stem cells, Cheng used a multicellular spheroid method to harvest and grow them. A spheroid is a three-dimensional cellular structure that has... 

Dr. Matthew Breen works with students in his lab in the research building at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Sep 8, 2015

A Researcher’s Best Friend: Dogs May Unlock Cancer’s Secrets

“Usually in the first few minutes of one of my talks somebody will raise their hand and say, ‘I’m sorry, but you’re saying that dogs get cancer?’, “says Dr. Breen... 


Mar 12, 2015

Heart of the Matter: Veterinary Research and America’s Heart Disease Burden

From a comparative medicine standpoint, animals are critical for our understanding of cardiac diseases such as atherosclerosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, or congenital cardiac disorders. Dogs and cats are natural... 

Dr. Brian Gilger, conducting an ocular equine exam

Feb 3, 2015

Researchers Advance New Glaucoma Treatments

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the ocular pressure is abnormally high. This painful condition may result in irreversible blindness. Like people, glaucoma can occur spontaneously in certain breeds of dogs... 

Labrador's head in profile. Close-up, shallow depth of field.

Nov 6, 2014

Epilepsy Awareness: Discoveries at NC State Benefit Pets and People

The CCMTR epilepsy-related research is ongoing and early pilot studies underway in various labs include pharmacokinetic studies of novel anticonvulsants, evaluation of technologies to monitor and... 

Therapeutic Cell 3D

Sep 13, 2014

New Nanomedicine Improves Stem Cell Therapy, May Help Regenerate Healthy Heart Tissue

Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for therapeutic cardiac regeneration, but current therapies are limited by inefficient interaction between potentially beneficial cells (either exogenously transplanted or endogenously recruited) and the injured tissue. 

Sep 11, 2014

‘One Medicine’ Pilot Studies at College of Veterinary Medicine Help Uncover Genetic Basis of Disease

New discoveries are being made daily in the field of genomics—the study of the genetic basis of disease and health—that have the potential to create new and effective treatments for many complex diseases plaguing both people and animals. Modern technology, for example, allows researchers to identify, or map, diseases to specific regions of chromosomes. Sequencing… 

Ke Cheng

Aug 18, 2014

A Conversation with Ke Cheng, NC State University Professor of Regenerative Medicine

The ability to regenerate human tissues and organs once considered a futuristic possibility today is a fast growing medical specialty and the focus of one of the investigative cores at North Carolina State University’s Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research. Regenerative Medicine—the process of replacing or regenerating cells, tissues or organs to restore or…