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.

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.

The 100 Most Influential People in the World
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. 

Scar tissue transformed into beating cells in the hearts of mice
April 18, 2012

CIRM grantees at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco have carried out a remarkable feat: They directly converted scar-forming cells in the mouse heart into beating cells.

Heart damage repaired in mice by gene therapy
April 18, 2012

Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes in the US showed for the first time that injecting a combination of genes into the damaged heart tissue of a living animal could make it beat again.

Researchers Repair Damage Caused by Heart Attacks in Mice
April 18, 2012

Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes successfully converted scar tissue in the mice into beating heart muscle. Their findings, they said, might eventually lead to a similar treatment for people who've had heart attacks.

Regenerative medicine repairs mice from top to toe
April 18, 2012

Deepak Srivastava, director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, led a team in reprogramming cardiac fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes—the muscle cells of the heart that are permanently lost after a heart attack.

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.