March 26, 2018
Electromagnetic Field Therapy For Dogs With Spinal Injuries
Spinal surgery can involve a painful recovery process – whether you’re a human or a dog. But what if a noninvasive treatment utilizing a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) could improve pain, reduce inflammation and possibly aid motor recovery? A recent small clinical trial at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine set out to see whether
October 2, 2017
Olby Receives Largest Endowed Chair in NC State History
When Natasha Olby finished her veterinary neurology residency at NC State in 1999, she had a big decision to make — what to do next. She interviewed for several jobs, in the U.S. and in England, where she was born and raised and earned three degrees at the University of Cambridge. But she decided to
July 25, 2017
July CVM Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the CVM...
April 9, 2017
Translational Research Sparks Grad Student’s Extraordinary Passion
Courtney Sparks’ determination to develop more effective treatments for a hereditary skull malformation in Cavalier King Charles spaniels could lead to improved treatments for people...
February 17, 2016
On the Move: Dr. Natasha Olby
Olby’s work is the essence of personalized medicine, caring for individual patients with medical strategies tailored to their physical characteristics and genetic predisposition...
June 29, 2015
Neurology Study May Lead to Better Outcomes for Paraplegic Dogs
A one-size-fits-all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries, according to findings from a clinical trial conducted by NC State researchers...
January 13, 2015
Canine Paralysis Study Suggests Spinal Cord Injuries Require Customized Treatments
A clinical trial from North Carolina State University involving paraplegic dogs has demonstrated that a one-size fits all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries. Instead, the study highlights the fact that the population of canine paraplegics – even those with the same type of injury – are very diverse, and that courses
April 8, 2014
Natasha Olby Recipient of Faculty Achievement Award from American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
Natasha Olby, professor of neurology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary, is the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Achievement Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC). The award is presented to an AAVC member who has achieved national recognition in academic or institutional practice, teaching, research, or in another endeavor that
February 19, 2014
Researchers Find Mutated Canine Gene May Aid Understanding of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers. Hereditary ataxias are an important group
February 14, 2012
CVM Stem Cell Study Benefits Dogs with Spinal Cord Injuries
Tobi is a six-year-old cocker spaniel whose hind legs were paralyzed after he suffered a herniated disc in his spine. Although Tobi will never fully regain the use of his legs, he has benefitted from a clinical trial involving stem cell transplantation in dogs that is currently underway at North Carolina State University. See video