September 9, 2019
A Game-Changing Approach to Intestinal Transplantation
A first-of-its-kind study at the NC State CVM and Duke University is testing a new way to effectively maintain donated intestines and markedly strengthen their viability, lowering transplant failure rates.
July 29, 2019
CVM Grad Student Wins National Veterinary Research Award
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Ph.D. student Amy Stieler Stewart is the winner of the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Graduate Award for her innovative research using stem cells to treat intestinal injury. Stewart received the honor during last weekend’s National Veterinary Scholars Symposium co-sponsored Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company specializing in human and animal
March 28, 2019
Call in the Reserves: Two Types of Stem Cells Repair Intestinal Injury
New research from NC State reveals your body’s “backup plan” – in the form of reserve stem cells – for recovering from severe intestinal injury due to lack of blood supply. The intestinal tract is one of the busiest organs in the human body. It’s also one of the most regenerative – the cells that line
December 17, 2018
CVM Ph.D. Student Earns Recognition for Colic Research
Stewart is in the fourth year of her Ph.D. work in the Comparative Medicine and Translational Research Training Program run by Sam Jones, professor of equine medicine.
August 23, 2018
Mucosal Environment of Older Pigs Helps Newborn Piglets with Intestinal Injury Recover
Intestinal ischemic injury occurs when blood flow to a portion of the intestine is cut off, resulting in the loss of epithelial cells that line intestinal walls. Once this barrier is damaged, intestinal contents can leak into the bloodstream, causing sepsis and often fatal infections...
March 11, 2018
Specialty Spotlight: Colic
NC State’s equine program provides expert care for colic at the country’s preeminent center for excellence in treatment. Our colic specialists, widely recognized experts in equine surgery and gastroenterology, work closely with clients to offer the most personalized care for each and every horse with colic. From highly successful surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches, to
September 11, 2017
Tiny Cellular Worlds, Big Medical Breakthrough
They’re called “mini guts,” and they are a leap forward in the study and prevention of devastating intestinal diseases in horses. Researchers at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully isolated and recreated the innermost layer of a horse’s intestine using stem cells. All the intricate nooks and crannies of intestinal cells can