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.

Old Drug, New Hope: Anticonvulsant Reverses Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss
August 7, 2012

In an animal model of the disease, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered that Levetiracetam - an FDA-approved drug commonly prescribed for patients who suffer from epilepsy, reverses memory loss and alleviates other Alzheimer's-related impairments.

Gladstone researchers find epilepsy drug that may work for Alzheimer's patients
August 6, 2012

A drug that already curbs epileptic seizures could be used to reverse memory loss and other brain functions in some Alzheimer's disease patients, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes discovered.

Epilepsy drug reverses memory loss in animal model of Alzheimer's disease
August 6, 2012

Scientists in the laboratory of Lennart Mucke, MD discovered that the FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug levetiracetam restores memory function in mice genetically modified to simulate key aspects of Alzheimer's disease.

Best Places to Work Academia, 2012
August 1, 2012

Topping this year’s survey of academic researchers is the Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based nonprofit biomedical research organization with a focus on cardiovascular disease, virology and immunology, and neurodegenerative disorders that also won the top honors last year. 

Gladstone, Sage Bionetworks Top ‘Best Places to Work’ List
August 1, 2012

A couple of small West Coast research centers, the J. David Gladstone Research Institutes in San Francisco, and Sage Bionetworks in Seattle, have gotten kudos as the “Best Places to Work” in academia by The Scientist magazine.

Best in Academia, 2012
August 1, 2012

Topping this year’s survey of academic researchers is the J. David Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based nonprofit biomedical research organization with a focus on cardiovascular disease, virology and immunology, and neurodegenerative disorders that also won the top honors last year

Gladstone boosts funding, science and fame
July 27, 2012

The Gladstone Institutes now belong to Sandy Williams. Science, fundraising and operations are locked into Williams’ vision nearly two years after he started remaking the 33-year-old San Francisco biomedical research organization as only its second president.

Srivastava is teaching hearts to heal themselves
July 27, 2012

An astonishing discovery by Deepak Srivastava and his team at the Gladstone Institutes offers hope that heart damage may one day be reversible.

Gladstone, Jesse Dylan collaborate as research institute rebrands
July 24, 2012

Gladstone said Tuesday that it is launching a new website, tweaking its name and teaming with award-winning film maker Jesse Dylan on a series of short films about Gladstone scientists, supporters and patients who benefit from research.

Truvada is part of larger HIV discussion
July 24, 2012

Dr. Robert Grant, a researcher at the Gladstone Institutes, led one of the two studies on which Truvada's FDA approval was based—a study that showed uninfected partners taking the drug reduced their risk of acquiring HIV by 42 percent.