Press Releases

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2015

Japanese Prime Minister Visits the Gladstone Institutes

The Gladstone Institutes was honored to host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from Japan. Prime Minister Abe and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka emphasized the importance of collaboration between the U.S. and Japan...

Gladstone Scientists Discover Potential New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—APRIL 27, 2015—Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production...

Preventing Heart Cells from Turning to Bone

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 12, 2015­—Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have used human cells to discover how blood flow in the heart protects against the hardening of valves in cardiovascular...

Mapping the Gut Microbiome to Better Understand Its Role in Obesity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 13, 2015­—Several recent science studies have claimed that the gut microbiome—the diverse array of bacteria that live in the stomach and intestines—may be to blame for...

Gladstone Scientist Awarded Top Prize in Epilepsy Research

SAN FRANCISCO—March 3, 2015—Jeanne Paz, PhD, an assistant investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, has been awarded the prestigious Michael Prize, honoring her significant contributions to the field...

HIV Latency Is Not an Accident: It Is a Survival Tactic Employed by the Virus

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 26, 2015­—New research from the Gladstone Institutes for the first time provides strong evidence that HIV latency is controlled not by infected host cells, but by the virus...

Protein Linked to Longevity and Enhanced Cognition Also Protects Against Alzheimer’s Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 10, 2015­—Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco report in the Journal of Neuroscience that raising levels of the life-...

Improving Genome Editing With Drugs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 5, 2015­—One of the most exciting scientific advances made in recent years is CRISPR—the ability to precisely edit the genome of cells. However, although this method has...

Support Cells in the Brain Offer a New Strategy to Boost Memory

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 26, 2015­—A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells called...

Using Viruses to Find the Cellular Achilles Heel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 22, 2015­—Back-to-back studies from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have exposed new battle tactics employed by two deadly viruses: hepatitis C (HCV) and the Kaposi...