Gladstone in the News

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Scientists transform human skin cells into mature liver cells
February 24, 2014

In a medical first, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have transformed human skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells.  

Be still my beating ventricle - Researchers come up with a better way to make heart cells
February 20, 2014

For some years now researchers have been able to take stem cells and turn them into heart muscle cells that actually beat in time with each other. Now CIRM-funded researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have come up with a way to create those same kinds of cells in a more efficient and, importantly, more complete way.

Stress-Induced Stem Cell Method Questioned
February 19, 2014

Gladstone stem cell scientist Sheng Ding, PhD, weighs in on the controversy surrounding the STAP method of generating stem cells. 

Scientists move closer to stem cell cure for type 1 diabetes
February 7, 2014

Scientists believe they may have moved a step closer to a cure for the type of diabetes that develops in childhood and usually leads to a lifetime of insulin injections.

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.
Producing insulin-secreting pancreas cells from skin cells gives hope to diabetics
February 7, 2014

Scientists at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco have provided hope for a treatment for type 1 diabetes by developing a technique to reprogram skin cells into insulin-producing beta cells.

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.

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.

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.