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.

Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter
May 8, 2014

A hormone associated with longevity also appears to make people's brains work better. The finding in Cell Reports could someday lead to drugs that improve memory and learning, say researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF.

Finding may explain why women more likely develop Alzheimer's
April 14, 2014

Gladstone Investigator Yadong Huang, MD, PhD, sheds light on why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's than men—which, suggests Huang, may make some future treatments more effective for one gender than the other.

Gladstone researchers make breakthrough in organ regeneration
April 3, 2014

Gladstone's Sheng Ding, PhD, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Distinguished Investigator, uses a revolutionary chemical reprogramming technique to turn skin cells into functional pancreas, liver, and heart cells. 

Fresh Starts for Hearts
March 26, 2014

Cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University and the Gladstone Institutes looks to stem cells for answers.

Gilead Following Multiple Paths Toward HIV “Functional Cure”
March 24, 2014

Gladstone Director of Virology and Immunology, Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, weighs in on Gilead's efforts to develop a functional cure for HIV.

Researchers find promise in altered genes to suppress HIV
March 6, 2014

Gladstone HIV expert Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, weighs in on new research pointing to gene therapy as a way to combat HIV

Researchers cure diabetes in mice
March 6, 2014

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes in California have turned skin cells in mice into insulin producing beta cells, effectively curing the animals of diabetes.

Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug
March 4, 2014

Gladstone HIV-prevention expert Robert Grant, MD, MPH, weighs in on the latest tool that could prevent the spread of the virus: a periodic injection.

Scientists transform human skin cells into mature liver cells
February 24, 2014

In a medical first, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have transformed human skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells.  

Be still my beating ventricle - Researchers come up with a better way to make heart cells
February 20, 2014

For some years now researchers have been able to take stem cells and turn them into heart muscle cells that actually beat in time with each other. Now CIRM-funded researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have come up with a way to create those same kinds of cells in a more efficient and, importantly, more complete way.