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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Breakthrough Offers New Hope for Heart Repair
April 18, 2012

Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes reported today that using a new genetic technique, they have succeeded for the first time in repairing, from within, the hearts of mice weakened by heart attacks.

Reversing Heart Attack: Scientists Reprogram Scar Tissue Into Working Muscle
April 18, 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.

Bloomberg Business Week
April 18, 2012

Mice got new vision and revived heart muscles and monkeys were able to flex muscles in paralyzed hands in research reported today that has extended the boundaries of regenerative medicine beyond the test tube.