Gladstone in the News
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SILVER SPRING, Md. — A drug already used to treat H.I.V.infection should also be approved to prevent it, an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. The recommendation is the first time that government advisers have advocated giving antiviral medicine to healthy people who might be exposed through sexual activity to the virus that causes AIDS.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
AIDS researcher Robert Grant is named in the top 100 because of his work at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology.
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
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.