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.

Medicine's next big thing could just be skin deep
January 27, 2012

Researchers at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco aren't using embryonic stems cells, or even adult stem cells. Their stem cells come from skin.

Medicine's next big thing
January 27, 2012

Gladstone Institutes scientists Deepak Srivastava, MD, and Sheng Ding, PhD, explain how stem cells from a patient's own skin cells may be used in the future to prevent, treat and cure disease.

U.S. scientists identify cause of Parkinson's disease
January 26, 2012

Scientists at the San Francisco-based Gladstone Institutes have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Places to display: Neurological Disease, Anatol Kreitzer

Parkinson's disease: When proteins go rogue
January 26, 2012

Gladstone scientists have identified a protein that aggravates the symptoms of Parkinson's disease when dopamine levels drop. Places to display: Neurological Disease, Anatol Kreitzer

US Scientists Identify Protein Contributing To Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
January 26, 2012

Scientists at the San Francisco-based Gladstone Institutes have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Protein That Controls Movement Does the Opposite in Parkinson's
January 25, 2012

Researchers who identified a protein that worsens symptoms of Parkinson's disease say their finding could eventually lead to new treatments for the neurodegenerative disease.

Protein That Controls Movement Does the Opposite in Parkinson's
January 25, 2012

Gladstone investigator Anatol Kreitzer says the discovery that RGS4 may play a role in the development of Parkinson's symptoms helps to lay the groundwork for a new therapeutic strategy — independent of dopamine.

Shinya Yamanaka at Gladstone
January 1, 2012

A glimpse into Shinya Yamanaka's lab and life at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco, California. [Japanese Language Television]

Neurodegenerative disorders: Restoring the balance
August 18, 2011

Two papers show that manipulating the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan degradation can ameliorate neurodegeneration in animal models of disease, thus revealing a promising new therapeutic approach for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.

Direct Conversion Making Nerve From Skin, Without Stem Cells
August 16, 2011

A passel of scientific papers have recently reported the direct conversion of skin cells to nerve cells, without going through an intervening stem cell step.