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.

New hope for Alzheimer's sufferers as breakthrough allows scientists to grow new brain cells from normal skin
June 7, 2012

A single genetic tweak is all that is needed to turn ordinary skin cells into functioning brain cells, scientists have shown.

Type of stem cell may contribute to heart disease
June 7, 2012

Gladstone cardiovascular and stem cell research director Dr. Deepak Srivastava weighs in on new research breakthrough finding from UC Berkeley.

Skin Cells 'Turned Into Fully Functional Brain Cells'
June 7, 2012

For the first time scientists have managed to turn skin cells into fully functional brain cells.

Reprogamming Cells Could Eliminate Dangers of Side Effects in Medicine
June 7, 2012

New breakthroughs in cell engineering might usher in a new era of personalized medicine where drugs can be tested for side effects without having to test the drug in humans.

Skin Cells Turned Into Brain Cells in Lab Study
June 7, 2012

Scientists who reprogrammed skin cells into brain cells say their research could lay the groundwork for new ways to treat Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

The real culprit behind hardened arteries? Stem cells, says landmark study
June 6, 2012

Gladstone Cardiovascular Disease Research Director Dr. Deepak Srivastava is quoted in this report of a breakthrough finding from UC Berkeley.


Mission Bay casts wide net after Salesforce exit
May 25, 2012

When San Francisco-based Salesforce said in 2010 it was moving into Mission Bay, many in the life sciences community were disappointed that the medical and biotech enclave would be filled by high tech workers.

Mission Bay Impresario Retires
May 25, 2012

Bruce Spaulding, one of the architects of San Francisco’s Mission Bay biotech enclave, is retiring for health reasons from the foundation supporting the Gladstone Institutes.

California Stem-cell Agency Shifts Toward Clinical Work
May 25, 2012

Deepak Srivastava, a cardiovascular researcher at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco, was awarded a $6.3 million grant from the agency today, one of about twenty investigators to receive funds for translational programs.

Reducing Brain Activity Aids Memory After Cognitive Decline
May 14, 2012

A study led by a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and published in the May 10 issue of the journal Neuronsuggests a potential new therapeutic approach for improving memory and interrupting disease progression in patients with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease.