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Natasha Olby

Dr. Natasha Olby holding dog

Feb 17, 2016

On the Move: Dr. Natasha Olby

Olby’s work is the essence of personalized medicine, caring for individual patients with medical strategies tailored to their physical characteristics and genetic predisposition... 

NC State University's Dr. Natasha Olby works with a colleage at the University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by Marc Hall/NC State University

Jun 29, 2015

Neurology Study May Lead to Better Outcomes for Paraplegic Dogs

A one-size-fits-all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries, according to findings from a clinical trial conducted by NC State researchers... 

Jan 13, 2015

Canine Paralysis Study Suggests Spinal Cord Injuries Require Customized Treatments

A clinical trial from North Carolina State University involving paraplegic dogs has demonstrated that a one-size fits all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries. Instead, the study highlights the fact that the population of canine paraplegics – even those with the same type of injury – are very diverse, and that courses… 

Apr 8, 2014

Natasha Olby Recipient of Faculty Achievement Award from American Association of Veterinary Clinicians

Natasha Olby, professor of neurology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary, is the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Achievement Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC). The award is presented to an AAVC member who has achieved national recognition in academic or institutional practice, teaching, research, or in another endeavor that… 


Feb 19, 2014

Researchers Find Mutated Canine Gene May Aid Understanding of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers. Hereditary ataxias are an important group… 

Feb 14, 2012

CVM Stem Cell Study Benefits Dogs with Spinal Cord Injuries

Tobi is a six-year-old cocker spaniel whose hind legs were paralyzed after he suffered a herniated disc in his spine. Although Tobi will never fully regain the use of his legs, he has benefitted from a clinical trial involving stem cell transplantation in dogs that is currently underway at North Carolina State University. See video… 

Oct 15, 2011

CVM Researchers Receive AKC Canine Health Foundation Grants

Researchers at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded four grants totaling $347,893 from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) as part of the organization’s 2012 funding year. The AKC CHF-funded NC State CVM research projects are: Grant 1557: High-Resolution Cytogenetic Analysis of Histiocytic Malignancies and Development of a Targeted Assay to Screen… 

Jun 14, 2011

Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Stem Cell Research

The following is reprinted, in part, from an article by Kelley Weir from the current issue of Animal News, a publication of the Morris Animal Foundation. Stem cell research has blown the door of science wide open for new therapies to address diseases that animals face. Currently, adult stem cells are being investigated as treatments… 

Oct 30, 2010

CCMTR Hosts Symposium on Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine

The State of North Carolina is well poised to play a central role in the area of regenerative medicine. Key medical institutions including UNC, Duke, and Wake Forest, coupled with the NC State University’s unique expertise in engineering and veterinary medicine, and the existence of collaborative networks such as the NC State Center for Comparative Medicine and… 

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…