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Jun 3, 2020

Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could be Early Warning System for Human Health

CVM-led study shows that man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health. 

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… 

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… 

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… 

Apr 15, 2008

Dr. Breen Published in Journal of Chromosome Research

Cancer researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota have found that humans and dogs share more than friendship and companionship – they also share the same genetic basis for certain types of cancer. Furthermore, the researchers say that because of the way the genomes have evolved, getting cancer may be inevitable…