Gladstone in the News

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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

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.

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.

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.

Going more than skin deep
August 9, 2011

A new development in the field of cell reprogramming might provide researchers with not only a safer method of reprogramming cells, but also access to more accurate human testing models.

Neurodegenerative disease: The kynurenine pathway—promising new targets and therapies for neurodegenerative disease
August 1, 2011

Two separate investigations indicate that the kynurenine pathway has a critical role in neurodegenerative diseases.

AIDS Researchers Unlock Cell Death Mystery
December 1, 2010

Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in San Francisco showed that the overwhelming majority of the cells die not from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but rather from the cell's own defensive response to HIV even before the virus can make copies of itself.