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.

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.

Researchers Take More Nuanced Approach To Making Stem Cells
July 19, 2013

Researchers are building upon Shinya Yamanaka's Nobel prize-winning discovery to improve methods of creating iPS cells.

Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests
July 12, 2013

People with epilepsy appear to show signs of mild memory problems or Alzheimer's disease earlier than those without epilepsy, according to a new Gladstone study.

The Search for a Cure: Lennart Mucke, MD
July 8, 2013

Gladstone researcher Lennart Mucke shares his thoughts on when there might be a cure for Alzheimer's disease. 

Scientists map process by which brain cells form long-term memories
July 5, 2013

University of California's Larissa Branin sits down with Gladstone's Steve Finkbeiner to discuss his latest research into learning and memory.

A Q&A With Dr. Warner Greene
July 2, 2013

EDGE presents a Q&A with Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, director of virology and immunology research at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco.

Protein Key to Circadian Clocks, Sleep Cycles, and Metabolic Health
June 25, 2013

A key protein that has been linked to the body’s natural circadian clock may provide insights into how the body regulates vital metabolic functions, according to new research.

Yamanaka And ISSCR: A Short History
June 14, 2013

ISSCR President and Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, describes his research career in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Understanding How Brain Cells Make Long-Term Memories
June 10, 2013

Scientists from the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco now believe they’ve mapped the process by which the human brain stores long-term memories in its cells.