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Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences

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… 

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. 

Jun 2, 2014

NC State Research Team Finds Neural Transplant Reduces Absence Epilepsy Seizures in Mice

Epilepsies are debilitating neurological disorders characterized by repeated episodes of  pathological seizure activity. Absence epilepsy (AE) is a poorly understood type of seizure with an estimated 30% of affected patients failing to respond to antiepileptic drugs. Thus, novel therapies are needed for the treatment of AE. A promising cellbased therapeutic strategy is centered on transplantation… 

Nov 18, 2013

Arnold Brody Participates in Signing for Re-released Book

What are science’s greatest discoveries? Arnold Brody, an adjunct professor of molecular biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and co-author David Eliot Brody, a lawyer, wrote about the science that changed the world in their 1997 book “The Science Class You Wish You Had: The Seven Greatest Scientific Discoveries in History and the… 

military firing range

Dec 14, 2012

NC State Toxicology Professor Heads NAS Review of Lead Standards for Military Firing Ranges

David Dorman, a professor of toxicology in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, led a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee in a one-year study that found current federal guidelines are insufficient to protect individuals at Defense Department firing ranges and other sites from a list of aliments… 

Sep 5, 2012

CVM Neurobiologist Maps Areas of the Brain Associated with Affective Aggression in Mice

A North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher has created a roadmap to areas of the brain associated with affective aggression in mice. This roadmap may be the first step toward finding therapies for humans suffering from affective aggression disorders that lead to impulsive violent acts. Affective aggression differs from defensive aggression or… 

Jun 15, 2012

NC State CVM Researcher Investigates Anti-Resistant Pathogens in Swine Herds

Sid Thakur is an expert on the kinds of pathogens that like to make their homes in and around our pig populations. He spends most of his time testing the pigs and their environment, identifying potential dangers such as Campylobacter – a nasty little critter that we definitely don’t want in our food supply, particularly… 

Feb 23, 2012

NC State Researcher Tracks Cellular Mechanisms that Lead to Pulmonary Fibrosis

The following originally appeared in Results, a publication of NC State University’s Research, Innovation and Economic Development Program.  As a marathon runner, Dr. Phil Sannes knows the value of strong, healthy lungs. As a professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and a researcher with the   Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational… 

Feb 1, 2012

CVM Cell Biologist Discusses Advances in Respiratory Disease Research in TEDx Presentation

Dr. Kenneth Adler, professor of cell biology at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent more than three decades investigating diseases of respiratory airways and the problem of excess mucus production—a condition that ranges from annoying in a cold to deadly in cystic fibrosis. A top-ranked biomedical scientist, Dr. Adler discussed his work…