Press Releases

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2015

Support Cells in the Brain Offer a New Strategy to Boost Memory

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 26, 2015­—A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells called...

Using Viruses to Find the Cellular Achilles Heel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 22, 2015­—Back-to-back studies from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have exposed new battle tactics employed by two deadly viruses: hepatitis C (HCV) and the Kaposi...

Gladstone Scientist Elected to Prestigious Engineering Institution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 21, 2015­—Leor Weinberger, PhD, an associate investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, has been elected to the 2015 class of the College of Fellows for the American...

2014

Vitamin Supplement Successfully Prevents Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK—December 2, 2014—Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in a mouse using a...

Semen Directly Impairs Effectiveness of Microbicides that Target HIV

SAN FRANCISCO—November 12, 2014—In the fight against HIV, microbicides—chemical compounds that can be applied topically to the female genital tract to protect against sexually transmitted infections—...

Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease Elected to the Institute of Medicine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 20, 2014­—Deepak Srivastava, MD, the Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine...

Protein That Causes Frontotemporal Dementia Also Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—September 28, 2014—Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have shown that low levels of the protein progranulin in the brain can increase the formation of amyloid-beta plaques (a...

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...