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.

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

Gladstone Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka Named 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Laureate
April 19, 2012

Millennium Technology Prize Laureate Shinya Yamanaka - In recognition of his discovery of a new method to develop induced pluripotent stem cells for medical research that do not rely on the use of embryonic stem cells.

Reversing Heart Attack: Scientists Reprogram Scar Tissue Into Working Muscle
April 19, 2012

Just this week, Gladstone researchers announced a major breakthrough in heart disease research: they successfully reprogrammed scar tissue in live mice back into functional heart muscle.

The 100 Most Influential People in the World: Robert Grant - AIDS Researcher
April 18, 2012

When the history of the AIDS epidemic is written, I hope there will be a chapter on Dr. Robert Grant, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology.

Medical Advance Could Yield New Approach in Heart Disease
April 18, 2012

KQED's Quest reports on a “major discovery” from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with UC San Francisco.

San Francisco Business Times
April 18, 2012

Beating heart muscle can be converted quickly and efficiently from other cardiac cells by directly injecting three genes into areas damaged by a heart attack, according to researchers at the J. David Gladstone Institutes.

After Heart Attack, Turning Scar Tissue Back Into Beating Heart Cells
April 18, 2012

A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature revealed that scientists have managed to convert damaged tissue into functioning heart muscle by inducing mild heart attacks on lab mice then coaxing their hearts into rebuilding themselves.

Scientists transform scar tissue into beating heart muscle
April 18, 2012

In an act of transformation worthy of any magician, scientists have converted scar tissue in the hearts of living mice into beating heart cells. If the same trick works in humans, it could lead us to a long-sought prize of medicine – a way to mend a broken heart.