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.

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.

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.

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.