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.

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.

Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter
May 8, 2014

A hormone associated with longevity also appears to make people's brains work better. The finding in Cell Reports could someday lead to drugs that improve memory and learning, say researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF.

Finding may explain why women more likely develop Alzheimer's
April 14, 2014

Gladstone Investigator Yadong Huang, MD, PhD, sheds light on why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's than men—which, suggests Huang, may make some future treatments more effective for one gender than the other.

Gladstone researchers make breakthrough in organ regeneration
April 3, 2014

Gladstone's Sheng Ding, PhD, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Distinguished Investigator, uses a revolutionary chemical reprogramming technique to turn skin cells into functional pancreas, liver, and heart cells. 

Fresh Starts for Hearts
March 26, 2014

Cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University and the Gladstone Institutes looks to stem cells for answers.

Gilead Following Multiple Paths Toward HIV “Functional Cure”
March 24, 2014

Gladstone Director of Virology and Immunology, Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, weighs in on Gilead's efforts to develop a functional cure for HIV.