Press Releases

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2014

Changes in the eye can predict changes in the brain

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—August 25, 2014—Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of...

Reduction of tau protein improves symptoms in model of severe childhood epilepsy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—August 13, 2014—Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have shown that reducing brain levels of the protein tau effectively blocks the development of disease in a mouse model of...

Transplantation of healthy new brain cells reverses learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease model

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—July 15, 2014—A new study from the Gladstone Institutes has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for...

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes Find Novel Approach to Reactivate Latent HIV

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–June 5, 2014–A team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes has identified a new way to make latent HIV reveal itself, which could help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to...

Better Cognition Seen with Gene Variant Carried by 1 in 5

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—May 8, 2014—A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves...

Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Functioning Liver Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 23, 2014—The power of regenerative medicine now allows scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble heart cells, pancreas cells and even neurons....

Gladstone Scientists Develop New Molecular “Cocktail” to Transform Skin Cells into Beating Heart Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 20, 2014—The power of regenerative medicine appears to have turned science fiction into scientific reality—by allowing scientists to transform skin cells into cells that...

Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells into Insulin-Producing Pancreas Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 6, 2014—A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done—but because the tools did not exist to do it. But...

Unique Protein Interaction May Drive Most Common Genetic Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

San Francisco, CA—January 7, 2013—The most devastating aspect of Parkinson’s disease may not be its debilitating symptoms, which rob its victims of their ability to control their own movement. It may...

2013

Gladstone Scientists Discover How Key Immune Cells Die During HIV Infection and Identify Potential Drug to Block AIDS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 19, 2013—Research led by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes has identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the...