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Tag: College of Veterinary Medicine

Oct 27, 2010

Too Much SP2 Protein Turns Stem Cells Into “Evil Twin” Tumor-forming Cancer Cells

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that the overproduction of a key protein in stem cells causes those stem cells to form cancerous tumors. Their work may lead to new treatments for a variety of cancers. Dr. Jon Horowitz, associate professor of molecular biomedical sciences, and a team of NC State researchers looked at… 

Oct 11, 2010

NC State Researcher Receives Grant to Uncover Genetic Causes of Intestinal Deformity

A North Carolina State University researcher has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Heath  to study the genes responsible for intestinal formation. This work may lead to improved diagnosis and prevention of intestinal malrotation – or twisting – in human infants. Dr. Nanette Nascone-Yoder, assistant professor of developmental biology in… 

Aug 26, 2010

NC State’s 19th Dog Olympics To Feature Canine Paralympic Contests

What: North Carolina Sate University’s Dog Olympics is an annual charitable event organized by veterinary students that is open to dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes. Medal events include athletic and non-athletic competitions such as doggie limbo, musical sit, look-a-like, high jump and many more. College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty members will oversee… 

Aug 25, 2010

Microneedle, Quantum Dot Study Opens Door To New Clinical Cancer Tools

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed extremely small microneedles that can be used to deliver medically-relevant nanoscale dyes called quantum dots into skin – an advance that opens the door to new techniques for diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions, including skin cancer. 

Aug 23, 2010

Researchers Find Gene Responsible for Neurodegenerative Disease in Dogs, Possibly in Humans

A North Carolina State University researcher has helped to locate and identify a gene responsible for a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects American Staffordshire terriers. This same gene may be responsible for a similar rare, fatal disease in humans. Its discovery will lead to improved screening and diagnosis of the disease in dogs and is… 

Aug 16, 2010

Predicting Nanoparticle Interactions in Human Bodies

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways nanoparticles will interact with biological systems – including the human body. Their work could have implications for  improved human and environmental safety in the handling of nanomaterials, as well as applications for drug delivery. NC State researchers Dr. Jim Riviere, Burroughs Wellcome… 

Aug 11, 2010

Motley Retires After 38 Years

Marva Motley, a friendly advocate for design and veterinary students, retired this month after 38 years at NC State. 

Aug 5, 2010

In Living Color

The gene that gives the crystal jellyfish its blue glow has illuminated cancer researcher Jonathan Horowitz’s work and inspired a rainbow of tools for biomedical research. 

Jul 29, 2010

NC State Expert: Oil Spill Not Likely to Reach N.C.

As the disaster in the Gulf continues to unfold, the southeastern U.S. is preparing for the potential economic  and environmental repercussions should the oil reach its shores. Fortunately, current models indicate that the N.C. coastline may end up unscathed. North Carolina State University experts can address the likelihood of the oil spill reaching the N.C.… 

Jul 9, 2010

Making a Difference

When disaster struck the Gulf Coast, experts and alumni from NC State quickly headed to the region to assist in cleanup efforts and to help restore wildlife and local beaches. And although oil continues to wash ashore, Dr. Greg Lewbart said he's encouraged by what he and other volunteers have been able to accomplish. 

Jul 7, 2010

Gulf Duty

Experts and alumni from NC State are sharing the challenges and rewards of helping clean beaches and restore wildlife on the Gulf Coast. Here are the stories of U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Cameron Cooper, who's on the beach, Dr. Greg Lewbart, who's caring for rescued turtles, and Dr. Greg Massey, who's rehabilitating oiled birds. 

Jun 24, 2010

NC State Provides Hot Tips for Keeping Pets Cool and Safe This Summer

It’s official: the dog (and cat) days of summer are upon us. When you’re taking steps to beat the heat, don’t forget your furry friends – they suffer the same ill effects that we do when it gets too hot. “If you are uncomfortable, it’s safe to say that your pet is as well,” says… 

Jun 24, 2010

Dog Days

While people are often warned to take it easy when the mercury rises, it’s important to protect animal friends from the heat during the dog days of summer. 

Jun 23, 2010

Vets Head to Gulf

Two NC State veterinarians and a veterinary technician headed south this week after receiving an emergency request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for marine animal experts to assist in the Gulf Coast oil spill response. They join an NC State avian expert already in the field. 

Jun 23, 2010

CATs for Bears

When Museum of Life and Science administrators noticed their black bear, Yona, walking with a limp, they wasted no time in getting her to the College of Veterinary Medicine for a state-of-the-art checkup. Now, the personable cub is back to swimming, climbing and soaking in her newfound fame - all to the delight of her two-legged friends at the Durham-based museum.