Gladstone in the News

The Gladstone Institutes is gratified to receive media attention from around the globe. Check out the highlights of recent press coverage of Gladstone scientists and research. For other news, please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Hear This: Dolby Family Puts More Cash Into Alzheimer Alternatives
July 28, 2015

Dolby Family Ventures is working with the Gladstone Institutes on an unusual plan to fund high-risk Alzheimer's treatments that are still in the early research stages.

French Teen in 'Unprecedented' Remission From HIV
July 21, 2015

Dr. Warner Greene says the girl - who was infected at birth but has been off medication for 12 years - may be an "elite responder." This means that even though she is technically still infected with the virus, her HIV levels are almost undetectable without medication, making her functionally cured.

Dementia Discussion
July 20, 2015

Over the last 10 years, Alzheimer’s research has come a long way, yet there’s still no cure or way to slow down this complex disease. Dr. Lennart Mucke discusses the promising medical developments on the horizon.

It’s Alive! How to Get Heart Tissue to Start Beating in a Lab
July 19, 2015

By manipulating stem cells, scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and UC Berkeley have found they can grow beating cardiac tissue in a petri dish. The cells "self-organized" to form microchambers, which slowly began to beat like a full-sized heart.

One Year Later, Your ALS Ice Bucket Money Goes To...
July 15, 2015

Dr. Steven Finkbeiner is part of the Neurocollaborative, an initiative that is creating stem cell lines from ALS patients that will mimic their own nerve cells and received money from the Ice Bucket challenge.

The Tiny Beating Heart Grown From Stem Cells
July 15, 2015

Researchers have used stem cells to create a tiny, beating heart - and say it could revolutionise medicine. The new hearts will allow new drugs to be tested, and give researchers a new insight into how the heart develops.

Miniature, Beating Hearts Grown Using Stem Cells
July 15, 2015

Dr. Bruce Conklin, a stem cell biologist at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco, along with colleagues from UC Berkeley, developed tiny hearts using stem cells derived from skin tissue.

Researchers Grow Tiny Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells
July 15, 2015

Stem cells, the jack-of-all-trades building blocks of human tissues, have yet another application in biology research: scientists have been able to grow them into beating cardiac tissue. This could help scientists better understand how the heart develops and test if drugs might be affect cardiac development in growing fetuses.

Bay Area Scientists Develop Mini Human Heart Chamber in a Dish
July 14, 2015

Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes and UC Berkeley grew beating heart tissue from stem cells — creating a mini human heart chamber in a dish. The new technology could be used to test drugs that are likely to be dangerous for pregnant women and cause heart defects in the fetus.

Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Plays the Rhythm of the Universe
July 6, 2015

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is working with Deepak Srivastava to record and interpret the sounds of heart cells. By listening to cells, Hart and Srivastava hope to distinguish between healthy and damaged hearts.