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Department of Clinical Sciences

Aug 23, 2010

CVM Research Helps Find Gene Responsible for Neurodegenerative Disease

A researcher in North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has helped to locate and identify a gene responsible for a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects American Staffordshire terriers. This same gene may be responsible for a similar rare, fatal disease in humans. Its discovery will lead to improved screening and diagnosis of the… 

Dec 9, 2009

Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research

Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University‚Äôs 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… 

Jul 13, 2009

Canine Spinal Cord Injury Program Tests New Drug

The Canine Spinal Cord Injury Program at North Carolina State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is evaluating the efficacy of a drug being developed to improve hind limb function in chronically paralyzed dogs. The drug, a novel potassium channel antagonist or blocker, showed promise in a preliminary trial in dogs with spinal cord injuries. The clinical… 

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 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.… 

Apr 25, 2009

CVM Leads National Trial Involving Acute Disc Herniations in Canines

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is the lead investigator in a national trial evaluating the effectiveness of medical therapies combined with surgical treatment of severe acute disc herniations in dogs. A common problem in chondrodystrophoid breeds such as Dachshunds, Bassett Hounds, Pekinese, Beagles, and Lhasa Apsos, acute intervertebral disc herniations (IVDD) occur when the…