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.

Scientists identify brain circuitry associated with addictive, depressive behaviors
April 30, 2012

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.

Harnessing diagnostic imaging for preventative medicine
April 25, 2012

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.

Items to note: TIME's 100 most influential people in the world
April 20, 2012

AIDS researcher Robert Grant is named in the top 100 because of his work at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage
April 20, 2012

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

Gladstone Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka Named 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Laureate
April 19, 2012

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.

Reversing Heart Attack: Scientists Reprogram Scar Tissue Into Working Muscle
April 19, 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.

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.