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.

Stem cell research at a tipping point
December 23, 2014

Dr. Deepak Srivastava discusses the exciting potential of using our bodies' own cells to regenerate damaged tissue. This is especially critical for creating new heart muscle from support cells after a heart attack.

Learning from stem cells: Helping a broken heart mend itself
December 4, 2014

Deepak Srivastava writes about how by helping cells switch their type, we may have discovered a new way to repair damaged hearts, and potentially revolutionize the future of medicine.

Vitamin prevents and treats noise-induced hearing loss in animal study
December 2, 2014

A supplement that scientists describe as the precursor to vitamin B3 may help prevent and treat noise-induced hearing loss, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and Weill Cornell Medical College have found.

New avenues in Alzheimer's research
November 25, 2014

Dr. Lennart Mucke joins a panel of experts to discuss recent developments in Alzheimer's disease and where we are in the search for a cure.

Toxic tau of Alzheimer's may offer a path to treatment
November 17, 2014

After years of setbacks, Alzheimer's researchers are sounding optimistic again. The reason: a brain protein called tau.

Semen boosts AIDS virus, study finds
November 12, 2014

Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers from the Gladstone Institutes reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.

Semen amps up HIV's power, but S.F. researchers ID potential fighters too
November 12, 2014

Semen boosts the infectiousness of the AIDS virus and renders ineffective many promising gels aimed at blocking HIV, according to UCSF/Gladstone Institutes researchers. However, they believe new drugs could undercut semen's HIV-enhancing effect and provide a new way to obstruct the virus.

Semen may interfere with HIV microbicides
November 12, 2014

Semen appears to interfere with microbicide gels to prevent HIV, possibly explaining why they work in the lab but not in real-life situations, say scientists from the Gladstone Institutes

The 'City of Love' could lead the way toward ending HIV transmission
October 28, 2014

Dr. Robert Grant writes for the Huffington Post about use PrEP to finally end HIV transmission in San Francisco

Possible Ebola treatments under research
October 15, 2014

Dr. Leor Weinberger discusses possible treatments for Ebola with ABC 7 News and stresses the need for research into new anti-virals that can treat a broad range of infections.