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...
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 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
May 30, 2018
News and updates, May 2018
Susan Bashford’s love of horses and other animals is the underlying theme of her life. It is now showcased in a donation to NC State’s Gallop of Honor. https://goo.gl/c2P8Hk When Ellen the pet rat with diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer, the CVM and the Petco Foundation stepped in to help. https://goo.gl/i4ae9b A
May 28, 2018
May 2018 Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine...
May 7, 2018
Researchers Find Genetic ‘Dial’ Can Control Body Size in Pigs
NC State researchers have demonstrated a connection between the expression of the HMGA2 gene and body size in pigs...
April 26, 2018
Scratching the Surface of Itch
Santosh Mishra is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. He studies the neurological pathways involved in itch, in order to help us understand why and how we feel this sensation. He was recently involved in an international research collaboration aimed at identifying the process by which itch sensations are transmitted to the brain.
April 25, 2018
What the Nose Knows
A team of researchers at NC State put the olfactory prowess of dogs to a new test – whether dogs can reliably detect certain forms of cancer...