Gladstone in the News

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Protein treatment staves off Alzheimer’s disease symptoms
February 12, 2015

A new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience from scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco describes how manipulating levels of a protein associated with memory can stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms, even in the presence of the disease-causing toxins.

If this pill prevents HIV, why is no one taking it?
February 10, 2015

It’s been over a year since The FDA approved Truvada, a once a day medication that prevents HIV infection. But why are so few people taking it? Dr. Robert Grant talks about the drug and why it’s slow to catch on.

Gladstone scientists map new attack on Alzheimer's — already armed with drugs
January 26, 2015

Blocking a pathway that plays a critical role in cleaving memories could halt memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients, according to scientists at the Gladstone Institutes.

Stem cell research at a tipping point
December 23, 2014

Dr. Deepak Srivastava discusses the exciting potential of using our bodies' own cells to regenerate damaged tissue. This is especially critical for creating new heart muscle from support cells after a heart attack.

The end of AIDS
December 23, 2014

San Francisco was ground zero for HIV in the U.S. Now it wants to be the first city in the world with no new infections, no stigma, and no death. Drs. Warner Greene and Robert Grant are using basic science research to help the city reach its goal.

Learning from stem cells: Helping a broken heart mend itself
December 4, 2014

Deepak Srivastava writes about how by helping cells switch their type, we may have discovered a new way to repair damaged hearts, and potentially revolutionize the future of medicine.

Vitamin prevents and treats noise-induced hearing loss in animal study
December 2, 2014

A supplement that scientists describe as the precursor to vitamin B3 may help prevent and treat noise-induced hearing loss, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and Weill Cornell Medical College have found.

New avenues in Alzheimer's research
November 25, 2014

Dr. Lennart Mucke joins a panel of experts to discuss recent developments in Alzheimer's disease and where we are in the search for a cure.

Toxic tau of Alzheimer's may offer a path to treatment
November 17, 2014

After years of setbacks, Alzheimer's researchers are sounding optimistic again. The reason: a brain protein called tau.

Semen amps up HIV's power, but S.F. researchers ID potential fighters too
November 12, 2014

Semen boosts the infectiousness of the AIDS virus and renders ineffective many promising gels aimed at blocking HIV, according to UCSF/Gladstone Institutes researchers. However, they believe new drugs could undercut semen's HIV-enhancing effect and provide a new way to obstruct the virus.