Gladstone in the News

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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.

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. 

Project Yields Major Resource For Scientific Research
April 16, 2012

One of the ultimate ways of understanding what impact any particular gene has in human health or disease is to disrupt it.

Scar tissue into beating hearts
April 4, 2012

New research reveals new developments to reprogram scar tissue, that is a result from myocardial infarction, into heart muscle cells.

Scar Tissue into Beating Hearts: A “Game Changer” Transformation
April 4, 2012

New research reveals new developments to reprogram scar tissue, that is a result from myocardial infarction, into heart muscle cells.

Genes 'can reverse heart scarring'
April 1, 2012

Scarring in damaged hearts can be reversed by the injection of three vital genes, a ground-breaking study has shown.