November 20, 2015
New Comparative Medicine Institute Focuses on Translational Medicine
In its 10-year history, the CCMTR built a community of more than 100 scientists from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University who were focused on the discovery and delivery of new therapies to human and animal...
September 11, 2015
Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for IPF Treatment
Instead of attempting to isolate and sort individual lung stem cells or genetically convert other types of cells into lung stem cells, Cheng used a multicellular spheroid method to harvest and grow them. A spheroid is a three-dimensional cellular structure that has...
September 8, 2015
A Researcher’s Best Friend: Dogs May Unlock Cancer’s Secrets
“Usually in the first few minutes of one of my talks somebody will raise their hand and say, ‘I’m sorry, but you’re saying that dogs get cancer?’, “says Dr. Breen...
March 12, 2015
Heart of the Matter: Veterinary Research and America’s Heart Disease Burden
From a comparative medicine standpoint, animals are critical for our understanding of cardiac diseases such as atherosclerosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, or congenital cardiac disorders. Dogs and cats are natural...
February 3, 2015
Researchers Advance New Glaucoma Treatments
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the ocular pressure is abnormally high. This painful condition may result in irreversible blindness. Like people, glaucoma can occur spontaneously in certain breeds of dogs...
November 6, 2014
Epilepsy Awareness: Discoveries at NC State Benefit Pets and People
The CCMTR epilepsy-related research is ongoing and early pilot studies underway in various labs include pharmacokinetic studies of novel anticonvulsants, evaluation of technologies to monitor and...
September 13, 2014
New Nanomedicine Improves Stem Cell Therapy, May Help Regenerate Healthy Heart Tissue
Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for therapeutic cardiac regeneration, but current therapies are limited by inefficient interaction between potentially beneficial cells (either exogenously transplanted or endogenously recruited) and the injured tissue.
September 11, 2014
‘One Medicine’ Pilot Studies at College of Veterinary Medicine Help Uncover Genetic Basis of Disease
New discoveries are being made daily in the field of genomics—the study of the genetic basis of disease and health—that have the potential to create new and effective treatments for many complex diseases plaguing both people and animals. Modern technology, for example, allows researchers to identify, or map, diseases to specific regions of chromosomes. Sequencing
August 18, 2014
A Conversation with Ke Cheng, NC State University Professor of Regenerative Medicine
The ability to regenerate human tissues and organs once considered a futuristic possibility today is a fast growing medical specialty and the focus of one of the investigative cores at North Carolina State University’s Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research. Regenerative Medicine—the process of replacing or regenerating cells, tissues or organs to restore or
January 28, 2014
NC State Aquatic Wildlife Veterinarian Helps Devise Humane Way to Euthanize Dying Whales
The following article concerning the work of Craig Harms is reprinted from The Abstract. Dr. Harms, an associate professor of aquatic, wildlife, and zoologic medicine at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, also directs the Aquatic Animal Health group at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. Mission of mercy for a humpback whale Dr.