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.

Scientists Can Turn Scar Tissue Into Beating Human Heart Muscle
August 22, 2013

Researchers have found a way to genetically reprogram scar tissue in the heart to make it behave like muscle tissue.

Heart attack damage repaired using gene therapy
August 22, 2013

Scarred heart tissue can be transformed into beating cells using a cocktail of five genes, according to a new study.   

Scar tissue in heart ‘reprogrammed’
August 22, 2013

Gladstone researchers performed the feat using human cells in a laboratory dish.

New Gene Therapy Approach May Regenerate Heart Muscle After A Heart Attack
August 22, 2013

Heart disease, a leading cause of death in the U.S., costs billions, literally, in terms of services, medications, and lost productivity. Now, researchers have developed a new technique that “personalizes” treatment for those suffering from heart disease — a gene therapy approach that would be able to convert cells into heart muscle cells.

Professor Helps Develop pE-MAP Technique That Allows Scientists To Predict Effect of Enzyme Mutations
August 12, 2013

A research team led by Nevan Krogan, PhD, of Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Craig Kaplan, PhD, of Texas A&M University; and Christine Guthrie, PhD, a UCSF Professor, has created a new technique called the point mutant E-MAP approach (pE-MAP) to predict how an enzyme behaves, and what happens when this process is disrupted, by mapping thousands of interactions among an enzyme’s many moving parts.

Acclaimed Molecular Biologist Named New QB3-UCSF Director
July 31, 2013

Gladstone Investigator Nevan Krogan, PhD, is named new director of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3).

The Rise of the Multi-Talented Adult Stem Cell
July 25, 2013

A new type of cell could lead to dramatic cures—and avoid ethical controversy. The Smithsonian's Virginia Hughes speaks to Gladstone stem cell scientist Dr. Deepak Srivastava.


HIV/AIDS: The Fight Isn't Over
July 25, 2013

Gladstone's Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, explains in an op-ed why we must continue the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide. 

Kathy Ivey and the Great Stem Cell Research Training Grant
July 23, 2013

Seven years ago, the California stem cell research program was ready to give its very first grants. Voted into law in 2004, it had been delayed by lawsuits from the religious right and anti-tax groups for almost two years. But in 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger authorized a $150 million loan to the fledgling program. Prop 71 author Bob Klein persuaded philanthropists to help as well, and it was time.

Toxic Brain Protein: Risky If Not Cleared
July 23, 2013

Using a method called optical pulse-labeling (OPL), researchers from the Gladstone Institutes discovered for the first time that neurons’ inability to clear toxic proteins associated with Huntington’s disease is responsible for protein buildup, which eventually causes the neurons to wither away.