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.

What are the hurdles before stem cell research?
January 31, 2013

The pioneering research of Nobel Laureates Sir John Gurdon and Dr Shinya Yamanaka on reprogramming adult stem cells has opened new avenues in stem cell research. 

Viruses engineered to attack themselves
January 29, 2013

In Leor Weinberger's lab at the Gladstone Institutes, he's developed a technique for harnessing stray bits of HIV—a virus that infects and ultimately kills immune cells— and using them to attack the virus itself.

Leprosy bug turns adult cells into stem cells
January 17, 2013

Gladstone's Sheng Ding, PhD, weighs in on new research from the University of Edinburgh.

Genetic mutation key to cardiac death
January 9, 2013

With the help of stem cells, Stanford researchers have discovered how a genetic mutation results in the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people—featuring insight from Gladstone's Deepak Srivastava and Benoit Bruneau.

Debate Over Stem Cell Effectiveness
January 9, 2013

Report describes how Japanese scientists have produced skin and bone marrow from reprogrammed mouse stem cells, featuring 2012 Nobel Laureate and Gladstone Investigator Shinya Yamanaka. 

Dr. Robert Lustig crusades against sugar
January 1, 2013

Gladstone's Deepak Srivastava, MD, comments on a UCSF professor's scientific and passionate diatribe against processed food in general and sugar in particular.

Longevity, calories linked
January 1, 2013

Gladstone scientists have discovered a molecular process that explains why calorie restriction and fasting may help people live longer.

Scientists focus on flawed protein
December 18, 2012

Two scientists at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco are arguing that new emphasis needs to be placed on studying a misshaped protein that plays a major role in developing Alzheimer's disease - and could be the key to finally finding a way to treat it.

Yamanaka voices determination to apply iPS cells to cure diseases
December 10, 2012

Stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka, a co-recipient of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, on Friday expressed his resolve to apply artificially derived multipurpose stem cells to cure debilitating diseases for which effective treatments have yet to be found. 

How 'ketogenic diet' increases longevity
December 7, 2012

Gladstone Institutes' scientists have identified a novel mechanism by which a type of low-carb, low-calorie diet-called a "ketogenic diet"-could delay the effects of aging.