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.

Reducing Brain Activity Improves Memory After Cognitive Decline
May 10, 2012

Research in mouse models of familial AD conducted at the Gladstone Institutes of San Francisco has identified mechanisms of the brain that contribute to abnormal excitatory brain activity, as reported in a paper published in the April 27 issue of the journal Cell.

FDA panel recommends approval of drug to prevent HIV infection
May 10, 2012

For the first time in the 30-year battle against the HIV epidemic, a panel of experts has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a drug to give to healthy people to protect against the infection.

HIV prevention pill Truvada backed by US experts
May 10, 2012

A panel of US health experts has for the first time backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.

Gladstone's Dr. Robert M. Grant advises FDA on drug to prevent HIV infection risk
May 10, 2012

History was made Thursday evening as an FDA panel recommended approval of a drug that could prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS -- a disease that has killed 30 million people around the world.

Unlocking doors and unraveling mysteries
May 7, 2012

The first annual gala for the Gladstone Institutes raises awareness of its mission “to unravel the basics of biology in order to better understand, prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular, viral and neurological conditions such as heart failure, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease.”

Studies Tie Abnormal Protein Buildup to Dementia
May 5, 2012

Gladstone investigator Li Gan is quoted in this article about recent studies indicating that abnormal protein deposits in brain cells may contribute to frontotemporal degeneration.

Scientists identify brain circuitry associated with addictive, depressive behaviors
April 30, 2012

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement, but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease — and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression.

Harnessing diagnostic imaging for preventative medicine
April 25, 2012

Gladstone's Dr. Robert Grant proved more than a year ago that gay men who were HIV negative could substantially decrease their risk of contracting the AIDS virus by taking the antiretroviral drugs otherwise used for treatment. The same arguably might be accomplished by heterosexuals.

Items to note: TIME's 100 most influential people in the world
April 20, 2012

AIDS researcher Robert Grant is named in the top 100 because of his work at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage
April 20, 2012

Researchers have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks -- by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle