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Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Matthew Breen works with students in his lab

Dec 21, 2015

Advances in Comparative Oncology

The journal Nature Medicine published a feature article on the comparative oncologist’s current activities on Dec. 8—exactly 10 years to the day from when the journal Nature published the paper documenting the detailed analysis of... 

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Dec 16, 2015

News and Updates, December 2015

Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news... 

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Oct 14, 2015

College of Veterinary Medicine Welcomes Dr. Belinda Akpa

Dr. Akpa uses computational approaches to understand relationships between activity on the molecular level and related results... 

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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... 

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Jun 29, 2015

NC State Researcher Finds MARCKS Protein May Help Protect Brain Cells from Age Damage

Your brain doesn’t just sit in your skull like play-doh in its plastic case. It’s surrounded and cushioned by CSF, a clear, colorless fluid produced in the brain that... 

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Mar 27, 2015

Research Study Enhances Pain Treatment for Ferrets

The NC State CVM research team conducted a study of meloxicam in nine male and nine female ferrets. Among the team’s discoveries, the correct meloxicam dose may be similar to that needed for cats and dogs, and... 

Nov 25, 2014

NC State Toxicology Professor Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

David Dorman, a professor of toxicology in North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the world’s most important scientific societies and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS elevates members to the rank of Fellow for their efforts toward advancing science applications… 

Oct 22, 2014

CVM Cell Biologist Kenneth Adler Recipient of Dr. John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Kenneth Adler, professor of cell biology in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent more than four decades investigating the respiratory airways and the problem of excess inflammation as occurs in several severe diseases, including chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.… 

Oct 13, 2014

Toxicology Professor Chairs National Research Council Committee on Evaluating Safer Chemicals

Chemicals used in consumer products and industrial processes have elicited concerns in recent years about impacts on health or the environment, prompting manufacturers, retailers, and regulators to develop methods for evaluating potentially safer chemical substitutes. Although a number of assessment tools exist, they reflect a range of different priorities, such as a focus on protecting…