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.

Stress-Induced Stem Cell Method Questioned
February 19, 2014

Gladstone stem cell scientist Sheng Ding, PhD, weighs in on the controversy surrounding the STAP method of generating stem cells. 

In search of a cure, scientists look for where HIV hides
February 7, 2014
While scientists and doctors have hopes of helping the 34 million people infected with HIV live disease-free, some basic questions remain about the virus, like where it hides in the human body. Special correspondent Spencer Michels speaks to Gladstone's Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD.
Producing insulin-secreting pancreas cells from skin cells gives hope to diabetics
February 7, 2014

Scientists at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco have provided hope for a treatment for type 1 diabetes by developing a technique to reprogram skin cells into insulin-producing beta cells.

Scientists move closer to stem cell cure for type 1 diabetes
February 7, 2014

Scientists believe they may have moved a step closer to a cure for the type of diabetes that develops in childhood and usually leads to a lifetime of insulin injections.

Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice
February 6, 2014

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, researchers have successfully turned mouse skin cells into insulin-producing beta cells.

Could a cure for type 1 diabetes be in sight? Scientists discover how to turn ordinary skin cells into those that produce insulin
February 6, 2014

A diabetes cure could be in sight after scientists transformed ordinary skin cells into pancreatic cells producing insulin.

New Method for Reprogramming Cells
January 31, 2014

Gladstone Investigators Shinya Yamanaka and Sheng Ding weigh in on findings tha an external stressor, such as low pH or a mechanical squeeze, can send differentiated mouse cells back to a pluripotent state.

Study Says New Method Could Be a Quicker Source of Stem Cells
January 31, 2014

Gladstone Investigator Sheng Ding weighs in on a surprising study finding that a simple acid bath might turn cells in the body into stem cells that could one day be used for tissue repair and other medical treatments.

Lab Culture: The Tireless Brain Bot of the Finkbeiner Lab
January 8, 2014

A close look inside the researchers and laboratory of Gladstone Investgiator Steve Finkbeiner—and their search for a cure for devastating diseases of the brain.

HIV 'achilles heel' uncovered, could lead to new treatment
December 20, 2013

Scientists in the US have pinpointed the so-called Achilles heel of the AIDS virus. The findings could lead to the development of a new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of HIV - one which targets the host, rather than the virus.