October 22, 2018
Grants Awarded to GI Research Projects at the CVM
Three NC State College of Veterinary Medicine researchers were awarded grants for digestive disease pilot studies at this month’s Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease Research Day.
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
March 28, 2018
A Moveable Feast: Antibiotics Give C. diff a Nutrient-Rich Environment, No Competition
Antibiotic use creates a “banquet” for Clostridium difficile (C. diff), by altering the native gut bacteria that would normally compete with C. diff for nutrients...
April 2, 2017
Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Food Animals
Responsible drug practices and antimicrobial resistance research is a CVM priority. The CVM includes faculty considered experts on such matters who shape the international conversation on approaches on drug use and antimicrobial resistance...
August 31, 2016
Theriot Earns NIH Grant to Fight Bacterial Infections
The $1.5 million grant will allow Theriot to explore new bacterial therapies to combat one of the leading hospital-acquired infections that affects more than 500,000 Americans each year...
July 11, 2016
Gut Check: Grants Awarded for Gastrointestinal Disorders Research
The competitive CGIBD grant program funds researchers pursuing innovative research on digestive diseases...
January 18, 2016
CALS & CVM Partner on Animal Agriculture Research
The separate investigations into the production health of swine, cattle, and poultry will involve nine faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and four from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). This is the second year of...
January 6, 2016
Antibiotics pave way for C. difficile infections by killing beneficial bile acid-altering bacteria
Researchers know that the use of certain antibiotics lead to a higher risk of C. diff infections, particularly among hospital patients. Casey Theriot, an assistant professor of infectious disease at NC State, wanted to know exactly how C. diff spores were interacting with the microbiota