January 11, 2018
‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair
In a new pilot study using an animal model, North Carolina State University researcher Ke Cheng and his team show that “decorating” cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells’ ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.
December 20, 2017
December CVM Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine...
December 18, 2017
Tiny Bilirubin-filled Capsules Could Improve Survival of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells
By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ohio State University have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment. The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and human patients. Patients with Type 1 diabetes are
December 17, 2017
Ten Most Memorable Stories of 2017
From innovative cancer treatments and unique approaches to veterinary education to healing damaged hearts and fighting some of the most pernicious disease, it was an unforgettable ...
November 27, 2017
November CVM Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. An investigation into the impact and reuse of a device used by veterinary surgeons to seal tissue and shorten surgical times and decrease surgical costs, found that the device is safe to use multiple times. Kyle Mathews
November 19, 2017
Alumni Award Winner at the Forefront of Global Health
Wondwossen Gebreyes, a leading voice and innovative researcher in global health medicine, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Gebreyes earned a Ph.D. in comparative biomedical sciences from the CVM in 2001 and was an assistant professor of epidemiology at the school for five years.
November 8, 2017
What Zebrafish Can Teach Us About Our Own Immune System
The human immune system is a miraculous and mysterious place. It is staggeringly complex, as tens of thousands of genes within several different cell types interact in our blood to fight germs and other invaders. The system’s behavior is impacted by anything from diet and age to stress levels and genetics. The exact mechanisms of
November 1, 2017
New Research Center to Fight Esophageal Disease
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is part of an intercollegiate research team awarded a grant to develop new treatment approaches for human and animal esophageal diseases. Anthony Blikslager, professor of equine surgery and gastroenterology at the CVM, is a co-investigator on the team, which was recently given an UNC Inter-Institutional Planning Grant to
October 29, 2017
News and updates, October 2017
Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news...
October 25, 2017
Stuck on you: Nanogel capsule helps cardiac stem cells stay in place
Cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for damaged hearts. However, researchers are still working on two major issues with the therapy – how to keep the stem cells in place and how to prevent rejection when the stem cells are not from the patient’s own body. A new approach from NC State researcher