Fruit Flies, Mice and How Their Genetic Codes Can Help You
In the past two weeks, NC State geneticists Trudy Mackay and David Threadgill, working with collaborators from across the globe, have published landmark scientific papers and made available new resources that will make it easier for researchers to tease out the links between an organism’s genetic blueprint and its behavior or traits.
Dogs were crucial to the development of donor bone marrow transplants as treatments for people with leukemia. NC State veterinarians recently returned the favor by performing their first transplant to carry marrow from one dog to another.
Cancer Survivor Gets New Knee
Doctors at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine hope a new and improved prosthetic for pets could some day help people, too.
Stem Cell Therapies for Paralyzed Pooches
In a new clinical trial, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine will test the effectiveness of stem cell therapy as a treatment for paralysis. Their results could change the lives of paralyzed pets -- and people, too.
Man’s Best Friends
Veterinarians are responsible for the health and well-being of every species on the planet. In fact, the research they do to help our animal companions has very real implications for human beings as well. At NC State, the College of Veterinary Medicine and centers like the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR) promote research that can transform the health of both animals and humans.
NC State forensic sciences: Research for the real world
NC State research doesn't live only in the lab: our forensic scientists have helped law enforcement close cases.
CSI: NC State
NC State experts unlock the secrets of soil samples, skulls, fibers and more to help law enforcement turn cold cases into convictions.
NC State forensic sciences: skull mapping
NC State anthropology professor has helped develop skull-mapping software that can trace the ancestry of skulls found by police.
When running is easier than walking
Sometimes, it's easier to break into a run than to keep up a walking pace. NC State research points to an important calf muscle to explain this apparent paradox.
In 2011, NC State researcher Xuxian Jiang and his team of students discovered at least 20 types of malware affecting smartphones that use the Android operating system.