Gladstone in the News

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In search of a cure, scientists look for where HIV hides
February 7, 2014
While scientists and doctors have hopes of helping the 34 million people infected with HIV live disease-free, some basic questions remain about the virus, like where it hides in the human body. Special correspondent Spencer Michels speaks to Gladstone's Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD.
Could a cure for type 1 diabetes be in sight? Scientists discover how to turn ordinary skin cells into those that produce insulin
February 6, 2014

A diabetes cure could be in sight after scientists transformed ordinary skin cells into pancreatic cells producing insulin.

Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice
February 6, 2014

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, researchers have successfully turned mouse skin cells into insulin-producing beta cells.

New Method for Reprogramming Cells
January 31, 2014

Gladstone Investigators Shinya Yamanaka and Sheng Ding weigh in on findings tha an external stressor, such as low pH or a mechanical squeeze, can send differentiated mouse cells back to a pluripotent state.

Study Says New Method Could Be a Quicker Source of Stem Cells
January 31, 2014

Gladstone Investigator Sheng Ding weighs in on a surprising study finding that a simple acid bath might turn cells in the body into stem cells that could one day be used for tissue repair and other medical treatments.

Lab Culture: The Tireless Brain Bot of the Finkbeiner Lab
January 8, 2014

A close look inside the researchers and laboratory of Gladstone Investgiator Steve Finkbeiner—and their search for a cure for devastating diseases of the brain.

HIV 'achilles heel' uncovered, could lead to new treatment
December 20, 2013

Scientists in the US have pinpointed the so-called Achilles heel of the AIDS virus. The findings could lead to the development of a new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of HIV - one which targets the host, rather than the virus.

HIV infection causes immune cells to self-destruct, study says
December 19, 2013

Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.

Gladstone HIV researchers target Vertex drug for clinical trial
December 19, 2013

An anti-inflammatory drug shelved by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a mid-stage study in epilepsy patients could be the next big HIV treatment.

Scientists Discover Mechanism of Immune System Cell Death in AIDS
December 19, 2013

Scientists have discovered that the AIDS virus destroys the immune system by infecting a relatively few number of cells that create a fiery pathway that consumes nearby cells. Finding could lead to treatments to dampen disease activity.