Gladstone in the News
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A $2.5 million grant to Gladstone Institutes senior investigator and founder Robert Mahley could help lay a new course toward an Alzheimer's disease treatment.
Gladstone postdoctoral fellow Stefanie Sowinski is featured in an article and video about her work in Uganda, where she helps train a new generation of African researchers in the use of science to overcome HIV/AIDS.
In an op-ed on World AIDS Day, Gladstone's Warner C. Greene outlines the dangers of a new disease known as AIDS fatigue—and suggests a course of action for its treatement.
In a San Francisco radio broadcast, Gladstone's Warner C. Greene asks the local community to once again take the lead against HIV/AIDS—this time to fight against misconceptions about our era's deadliest epidemic.
The pressure to find treatments and preventions for Alzheimer's disease has been building steadily over the past decade, and it's becoming critical as the United States prepares for the crush of Baby Boomers who are approaching their 70s, when the disease is most likely to strike.
Shinya Yamanaka, who won the Nobel Prize last year and who bridges two countries with labs at Kyoto University and the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, was honored when the Japan-based Alliance Forum Foundation brought its meeting to San Francisco last Friday. Throughout the day Yamanaka’s prize-winning idea for reprogramming adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells was referred to as game changing for all of biology.
Scientists have discovered that the human body contains more than 25,000 genes, but what they do remains mostly a mystery. “We don’t know the function of the vast majority of genes,” says Nevan Krogan, PhD, Gladstone Investigator and director of the UC San Francisco branch of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences.
Yamanaka, who is a Gladstone Institutes Investigator, worked with CIRM training grant recipient Kathleen Worringer to find a way of improving the efficiency of the technique. They published their results in the November 14 issue of Cell Stem Cell.
Every mother transmits a secondgenetic legacy to her children and her children’s children, via mitochondrial DNA. Locked within it may be the key to destructive disease or a chance to alter future generations.
New genetic research has revealed the existence of certain regions in the human genome that have changed or mutated more rapidly than most others, resulting in differences that make us human among our primate cousins.