Gladstone in the News

The Gladstone Institutes is gratified to receive media attention from around the globe. Check out the highlights of recent press coverage of Gladstone scientists and research. For other news, please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Toxic tau of Alzheimer's may offer a path to treatment
November 17, 2014

After years of setbacks, Alzheimer's researchers are sounding optimistic again. The reason: a brain protein called tau.

Semen boosts AIDS virus, study finds
November 12, 2014

Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers from the Gladstone Institutes reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.

Semen amps up HIV's power, but S.F. researchers ID potential fighters too
November 12, 2014

Semen boosts the infectiousness of the AIDS virus and renders ineffective many promising gels aimed at blocking HIV, according to UCSF/Gladstone Institutes researchers. However, they believe new drugs could undercut semen's HIV-enhancing effect and provide a new way to obstruct the virus.

Semen may interfere with HIV microbicides
November 12, 2014

Semen appears to interfere with microbicide gels to prevent HIV, possibly explaining why they work in the lab but not in real-life situations, say scientists from the Gladstone Institutes

The 'City of Love' could lead the way toward ending HIV transmission
October 28, 2014

Dr. Robert Grant writes for the Huffington Post about use PrEP to finally end HIV transmission in San Francisco

Possible Ebola treatments under research
October 15, 2014

Dr. Leor Weinberger discusses possible treatments for Ebola with ABC 7 News and stresses the need for research into new anti-virals that can treat a broad range of infections.

The ALS Association announces initial commitment of $21.7 million from Ice Bucket Challenge donations to expedite search for treatments and a cure for ALS
October 3, 2014

Gladstone investigator Dr. Steven Finkbeiner is part of a consortium receiving funding from the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge donations, investigating new potential treatments for ALS.

UTSW researchers working to regenerate heart, nerve cells
September 20, 2014

Dr. Deepak Srivastava, Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, discusses the future of cardiac reprogramming, the potentially life-saving technique that he pioneered.

S.F. Supervisor Wiener announces he’s taking HIV preventive drug
September 18, 2014

The Gladstone Institutes Dr. Robert Grant, who led the research on Truvada, confirms that the drug is safe and highly effective.

Truvada has been called the 'miracle' HIV pill – so why is uptake so slow?
September 18, 2014

Gladstone senior investigator Dr. Robert Grant recommends PrEP for HIV prevention be used like contraception.