Research programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine comprise over 100 faculty representing more than 25 disciplines working with more than 20 species. Researchers address critical issues in biomedical, agricultural and biological sciences through a broad variety of experimental approaches and techniques – ranging from basic discovery in molecular biology to application of new technology in the veterinary teaching hospital or in herds and flocks of the state’s livestock industry.
The overall goal of the College’s research program is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to North Carolina and to address problems of importance to society at large.
Molecular Biomedical Sciences Research in the News
The Oath: Fall/Winter Edition 2017
Fighting cancer is a big part of what we do every day at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, from the development of therapies through research studies and clinical trials to treatment through the Veterinary Hospital’s state-of-the-art oncology service. Thanks to grants from the Petco Foundation, we are able to treat even more companion
Neuroscientists Find ‘Gatekeeper’ in Itching Sensations Plays No Role in Pain Transmission
A study from North Carolina State University researchers shows that a neurotransmitter involved in relaying itching sensations from the skin to the spinal cord and into the brain plays no role in pain transmission. “For us, it’s very important to understand the neural circuits or pathways so that we can develop therapies specifically for pain
Signal Flare: How Heart Muscle Cells Protect Themselves from Viral Invaders
The human heart is particularly vulnerable to viruses. That’s because cardiac myocytes, the heart muscle cells that give your heart its ability to “beat,” have one major weakness – they don’t reproduce themselves to repair the heart in the same way that cells in other organs do. So damage to these cells from viruses or