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2013

Gladstone Scientists Identify Molecular Signals that Rouse Dormant HIV Infection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 30, 2013—Perhaps the single greatest barrier to curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS is the dormant, or “latent,” reservoir of virus, which is out of reach of even the most potent...

Gladstone Scientist to Receive Prestigious Pacesetter Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 21, 2013— Lennart Mucke, MD, who directs neurological research at the Gladstone Institutes, next week will receive the ARCS Foundation’s 2013 Pacesetter Award for his...

Two Gladstone Scientists Inducted into the California Academy of Sciences

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 8, 2013—In an unprecedented move, the California Academy of Sciences today will induct two scientists from the Gladstone Institutes’, President R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams,...

Gladstone Scientists Win $12.5M in Prestigious Grant Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—September 30, 2013—Three Gladstone scientists have won research awards from divisions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) equaling an approximate total of $12.5 million over...

Scientists Map Molecular Mechanism that May Cause Toxic Protein Buildup in Dementing Disorders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—August 29, 2013—There is no easy way to study diseases of the brain. Extracting brain cells, or neurons, from a living patient is difficult and risky, while examining a patient’s...

Gladstone Scientists Transform Non-Beating Human Cells into Heart-Muscle Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—August 22, 2013—In the aftermath of a heart attack, cells within the region most affected shut down. They stop beating. And they become entombed in scar tissue. But now, scientists...

Scientists Devise Innovative Method to Profile and Predict the Behavior of Proteins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and COLLEGE STATION, TX—August 8, 2013—An enzyme is a tiny, well-oiled machine. A class of proteins that are made up of multiple, interlocking molecular components, enzymes perform...

Failure to Destroy Toxic Protein—not Buildup of Protein Itself—Contributes to Progression of Huntington’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—July 21, 2013—Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s. Names forever linked to what they represent: diseases that ravage the brain’s neurons and leave entire regions to wither and...

Gladstone Scientists Identify Molecular Switch that Kick Starts Formation of Arteries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—July 3, 2012—The ability to form blood vessels is one of evolution’s crowning achievements, and something that separates vertebrates (animals with a backbone) from the rest of the...

High-Resolution Mapping Technique Uncovers Underlying Circuit Architecture of the Brain

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—June 27, 2013—The power of the brain lies in its trillions of intercellular connections, called synapses, which together form complex neural “networks.” While neuroscientists have...