July 19, 2018
Two CVM Global Health Collaborations Receive Funding
The UGPN’s Research Collaboration Fund supports the work of its member institutions: NC State University, the University of São Paulo, the University of Surrey and the University of Wollongong...
July 12, 2018
Sherry to Head CVM’s Molecular Biomedical Sciences Department
Barbara Sherry has been with the CVM for nearly 20 years, joining the faculty in 1989 as an assistant professor of virology...
July 10, 2018
Small Tags, Big Help for Endangered Leatherback Turtles
Craig Harms was part of a large research team that recently tagged leatherback turtles off the North Carolina coast for the first time...
July 10, 2018
Breitschwerdt Awarded WSAVA Global One Health Award
Ed Breitschwerdt, a worldwide leader in infectious disease research and longtime NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinician-scientist, has won the 2018 Global One Health Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Breitschwerdt, CVM professor of medicine and infectious diseases, shares the WSAVA award with Christopher Woods, a professor in Duke University’s medicine and
June 27, 2018
Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro
NC State researchers developed a drug-testing pipeline to help identify compounds that worked against the three stages of Clostridium difficile infection, and found that a compound that holds promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria may also be able to control C. difficile infections by killing the harmful bacteria without affecting other bacteria in the gut. Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a bacterium that
June 26, 2018
June 2018 Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine A study co-authored by Luke Borst and Laura Edwards finds that mast cells exert anti-inflammatory properties in cases of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The research, published in Mediators of Inflammation, offers new insight into the roles of
June 25, 2018
A Promising Approach to Treating Canine Brain Tumors
The hospital’s radiation oncology service traditionally — and effectively — treats meningiomas, a common type of brain tumor in dogs, with surgery and radiation therapy...
June 17, 2018
Pain and Gain: Lascelles Leading the Way to Chronic Pain Relief
Like humans, animals experience chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis, muscle strain and nerve damage. In veterinary medicine, chronic pain is not well understood. The first step to a breakthrough: establishing and validating protocols for measuring and treating pain...
June 13, 2018
Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema
Researchers from North Carolina State University have pinpointed a particular neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals in mice with atopic dermatitis. The work sheds further light on the pathways involved in transmitting itch sensations from the peripheral (skin) to the central (spinal cord) nervous system. “You can think of itch being transmitted from the skin
June 12, 2018
Summer Program Offers Unique Research Opportunity
For Eddy Cruz, a summer well spent is working in a lab at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. The NC State rising senior microbiology major from Monroe, N.C., is spending his second summer in the lab of his mentor, Johanna Elfenbein, assistant professor of equine medicine, investigating what helps the bacteria Salmonella survive