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.

Could the human gut be a new frontier in health?
September 27, 2013

When Katie Pollard, Ph.D., looks through a microscope, she often sees something familiar staring back. It's a unique population known as our microbiome -- the microbes that live in our stomachs and could potentially improve our health if we treat them right.

Decoding Alzheimer's disease—almost
September 23, 2013

A disease with no cure that is linked to old age can be written off as simply inevitable. But we have a real opportunity to change that - and we are closer to doing so than ever before. 

Gladstone at Techcrunch Disrupt 2013
September 17, 2013

Gladstone bioninformatics expert Katie Pollard sits down with science and health innovators to discuss the future of medicine in the 21st century.

 

For video scroll to Wednesday, September 11th, "The New Diagnosis."

Team reportedly grows 'better quality' stem cells in live mice
September 11, 2013

Gladstone's Deepak Srivastava comments on research in which scientists reprogram cells inside living mice -- and discover that the pluripotent stem cells created in the process are even more flexible than those derived from embryos or grown in laboratory dishes.

Thinking the unthinkable, and saying it out loud: curing HIV
September 9, 2013

Are we on the cusp of curing HIV/AIDS? The Gladstone Institutes joins with leaders from CIRM, UCSF and others to engage the community in an interactive forum on cure research on October 1.

New Gene Therapy Approach May Regenerate Heart Muscle After A Heart Attack
August 22, 2013

Heart disease, a leading cause of death in the U.S., costs billions, literally, in terms of services, medications, and lost productivity. Now, researchers have developed a new technique that “personalizes” treatment for those suffering from heart disease — a gene therapy approach that would be able to convert cells into heart muscle cells.

Scientists come closer to 'mending broken hearts'
August 22, 2013

Gladstone scientists have come a step closer to being able to repair the damage done by heart attacks, using a “cocktail of genes” to transform scar tissue into working heart muscles.

New Gene Therapy May Help Heart Attack Survivors
August 22, 2013

Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco found that injecting a therapy of genes into dead heart cells has promising implications for restarting the cells, based on studies done in mice and human cells in a lab. 

Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests
August 22, 2013

Gladstone scientists report that they've transformed one kind of human heart cell into another in laboratory experiments, a promising development in the bid to find ways to repair damage from heart attacks. 

Scientists Can Turn Scar Tissue Into Beating Human Heart Muscle
August 22, 2013

Researchers have found a way to genetically reprogram scar tissue in the heart to make it behave like muscle tissue.