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Aug 20, 2021

Varying Immune Cell Levels in Canine Brain Tumors Could Provide Therapeutic Targets

The research, the most extensive examination of immune cell infiltration in canine glioma to date, adds to the body of evidence that these brain tumors might recruit cells that aid in immunosuppression. 

Julie Nettifee

Oct 20, 2020

Nettifee Named American Humane Veterinary Nurse Hero of the Year

The national competition honors the dedication of veterinary clinicians and staff —  and the lives they have changed. 

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Jun 1, 2016

Amazing Grace: World Class Survivor

Large animal intern Sarah Blackwell was on duty when little Grace was admitted to the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center at NC State Veterinary Hospital. “She was comatose and unresponsive,” Dr. Blackwell recalls... 

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... 

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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... 

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… 

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Aug 13, 2014

Dachshunds on Treadmills—How I Spent My First Vet School Summer

Bert, a long-haired dachshund, takes his turn on the treadmill as a participant in Dr. Natasha Olby’s ongoing research that seeks to improve treatment techniques for dogs suffering from back injuries. Sarah Blau (center) monitors Bert’s activity.    Sarah Blau, a member of the Class of 2017 at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is sharing some of what… 


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… 

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… 

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…