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.

In Search of the Bacterial Garden of Eden
May 6, 2013

Scientists have known about the microbiome for some time, but the advent of relatively inexpensive DNA sequencing has transformed the research, making it possible to sequence – and therefore identify – thousands of species of bacteria and other microbes at once. Among those doing the cataloging is Katie Pollard, a geneticist at the Gladstone Institutes.

Scientist Shows How Small Molecules Generate Better Stem Cells
April 18, 2013

Gladstone Senior Investigator Sheng Ding is one of the scientists aiming to generate stem cells using chemical methods.

Survey Ranks Gladstone among Best Places for Postdocs to Work
April 1, 2013

For the 9th year in a row, an annual survey from The Scientist ranks Gladstone in top 15 places for postdocs

Brain DNA Damage Shown After Normal Learning Activity In Mice
March 29, 2013

Brain activity from experiences as common as exploring new locations surprisingly damages the noggin's DNA, hinting that such disruptions may be a key part of thinking, learning and memory, researchers say.

Aβ, Neural Activity Linked to DNA Damage
March 29, 2013

DNA damage accrues in Alzheimer's disease and in the aging brain, but would anyone have predicted that neural activity is to blame?

Don’s favorite elevator pitches clarify complex science
March 29, 2013

Gladstone's director of cardiovascular disease research Dr. Deepak Srivastava demonstrates the art of the elevator pitch by explaining that sometimes the best way to understand how to fix something is to understand how a normal version was created.

Three Decades of Important Breakthroughs
March 26, 2013

Recent feature in the Nob Hill Gazette on Gladstone's upcoming Gala: Inspired Science, to be held on May 4 in San Francisco. Ann and Gordon Getty are serving as honorary Gala co-chairs.

Stem Cell Scientists Simplify Pitches
March 26, 2013

The state's stem cell funding agency hosted an informal contest during which nearly 60 scientists, including Gladstone's Deepak Srivastava, gave video "elevator pitches" - super-fast presentations that are supposed to grab a listener's attention in just 30 seconds.

Normal brain activity linked to DNA damage
March 25, 2013

Brain activity from experiences as common as exploring new locations surprisingly damages the noggin's DNA, hinting that such disruptions may be a key part of thinking, learning and memory, Gladstone researchers say.

Brain Activity Breaks DNA
March 24, 2013

Double-stranded breaks in DNA—generally thought to be a severe form of damage—may simply be all in a day’s work for neurons, according to research by Gladstone scientists, published March 24 in Nature Neuroscience