Gladstone in the News
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Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use.
In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada, the first and only drug intended to prevent HIV infection. Now, a new study provides more proof that regular use of Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) can reduce an individual’s risk of contracting HIV by more than 90 percent. Importantly, the researchers also found that use of the pill does not equate to an increase in risky sexual behavior.
Researchers at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco have created a molecular sensor that can detect multiple sclerosis (MS) early. The method is so precise that MS can be tracked long before disease onset when a patient first presents with symptoms.
Health research backer Wellcome Trust awarded Dr. Robert Mahley of the Gladstone Institutes its Seeding Drug Discovery Award on Monday. The $2.5 million grant gives Mahley’s team three years to develop its novel approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease.
A $2.5 million grant to Gladstone Institutes senior investigator and founder Robert Mahley could help lay a new course toward an Alzheimer's disease treatment.
Gladstone postdoctoral fellow Stefanie Sowinski is featured in an article and video about her work in Uganda, where she helps train a new generation of African researchers in the use of science to overcome HIV/AIDS.
In an op-ed on World AIDS Day, Gladstone's Warner C. Greene outlines the dangers of a new disease known as AIDS fatigue—and suggests a course of action for its treatement.
In a San Francisco radio broadcast, Gladstone's Warner C. Greene asks the local community to once again take the lead against HIV/AIDS—this time to fight against misconceptions about our era's deadliest epidemic.
The pressure to find treatments and preventions for Alzheimer's disease has been building steadily over the past decade, and it's becoming critical as the United States prepares for the crush of Baby Boomers who are approaching their 70s, when the disease is most likely to strike.
Shinya Yamanaka, who won the Nobel Prize last year and who bridges two countries with labs at Kyoto University and the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, was honored when the Japan-based Alliance Forum Foundation brought its meeting to San Francisco last Friday. Throughout the day Yamanaka’s prize-winning idea for reprogramming adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells was referred to as game changing for all of biology.