Pet Safety for the Holidays
Brenda Stevens from the College of Veterinary Medicine has tips for keeping pets safe and healthy during holiday celebrations.
Salmonella, Gene Swapping and Antibiotic Resistance: Five Questions with Sid Thakur
Sid Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic similarities across strains. He spoke with the Abstract about what this work can tell us, and how it may help to keep us and our food supply safe.
A ‘Bucket List’ Experience for CVM Faculty, Students
For NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students and faculty, volunteering at the World Equestrian Games was an unprecedented opportunity to provide large-animal care and oversight at the largest sporting event to be held in the U.S. this year.
A Calculated Risk: Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil
In a bid to reduce Leptospirosis in Brazil, researchers have developed a risk-based priority index for all 26 Brazilian states, to help public health officials target areas most likely to be affected.
Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of It
Salmonella is super effective in making us sick because it turns the body’s defense mechanism to its advantage. New research describes just how Salmonella does what it does.
Computer Model Reveals Effect of Increased Cholesterol on Specific Ion Channel in Heart
Researchers use computer model to reveal interaction between cholesterol, ion channel involved in regulating heart's potassium levels.
Mucosal Environment of Older Pigs Helps Newborn Piglets With Intestinal Injury Recover
Researchers find that the intestinal mucosal environment of juvenile pigs can stimulate repair of intestinal injuries in newborn piglets.
Summer Programs Spark Lasting Interest
Many high schoolers who attend summer programs at NC State find the experience so engrossing that they decide to join the Wolfpack after graduation.
Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro
Compound holds promise for controlling C. difficile infections without affecting other bacteria in the gut.
Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema
Researchers pinpoint a neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals to brain in eczema.
More Education About Pet Toxins Needed, Study Finds
A recent survey conducted by NC State veterinary pharmacists found that there’s still a lot of confusion regarding which foods, plants and medications can be toxic to pets.
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.
Scratching the Surface of Itch
Santosh Mishra talks with the Abstract about the basics of itching and his latest research project.
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.
Gerontology and Companion Animals
Natasha Olby talks about challenges owners face with aging pets and the emerging field of gerontology for companion animals.