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.

Chemicals wake up dormant HIV
June 18, 2014

Compounds that boost the 'noise' in genetic activity of HIV can reactivate the latent virus. Such drugs could make it easier to stamp out quiescent HIV infections.

Reactivating latent HIV makes it an easier target
June 12, 2014

Bumping up the random "noise" associated with HIV gene expression can help reactivate the virus in cells where it has been latent, making it easier to find and kill, according to research from San Francisco Gladstone Institutes.

A ‘vaccine’ for heart disease could mean no pills, lettuce or a gym
June 12, 2014

It’s the latest in gene therapy, and it’s lowered cholesterol and heart attacks in mice. People are next.

Light-sensing retina in a dish
June 10, 2014

From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light. 

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes find novel approach to reactivate latent HIV
June 10, 2014

Findings published yesterday in the journal Science by a team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified a new way to make latent HIV reveal itself, which could help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to finding a cure for HIV infection. The scientists discovered that increasing the random activity, or noise, associated with HIV gene expression—without increasing the average level of gene expression—can reactivate latent HIV.

Novel approach found to reactivate latent HIV
June 10, 2014

A team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes has identified a new way to make latent HIV reveal itself, which could help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to finding a cure for HIV infection. They discovered that increasing the random activity, or noise, associated with HIV gene expression - without increasing the average level of gene expression - can reactivate latent HIV. Their findings were published in the journal Science.

Alzheimer's Disease: The Forgetting Gene
June 4, 2014

For decades, most researchers ignored the leading genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. That is set to change, thanks in large part to pioneers at Gladstone.

2014 Avant-Garde Awards Focus on Strengthening the Immune System
May 19, 2014

Three scientists, including Gladstone's Melanie Ott, MD, PhD, have been chosen to receive the 2014 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The three scientists will each receive $500,000 per year for five years to support their research.

The 3% Solution
May 8, 2014

A potent source of genetic variation in cognitive ability has just been discovered by Gladstone's Lennart Mucke, MD, and UCSF's Dena Dubal, MD, PhD.

Smart Seniors Might Have This Gene Variant
May 8, 2014

A gene variant that scientists already knew to be associated with longer life also seems to make people smarter, and may help offset the effects of normal cognitive decline in old age, according to a team of researchers from the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF.