Press Releases

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2014

Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Functioning Liver Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 23, 2014—The power of regenerative medicine now allows scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble heart cells, pancreas cells and even neurons....

Gladstone Scientists Develop New Molecular “Cocktail” to Transform Skin Cells into Beating Heart Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 20, 2014—The power of regenerative medicine appears to have turned science fiction into scientific reality—by allowing scientists to transform skin cells into cells that...

Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells into Insulin-Producing Pancreas Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 6, 2014—A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done—but because the tools did not exist to do it. But...

Unique Protein Interaction May Drive Most Common Genetic Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

San Francisco, CA—January 7, 2013—The most devastating aspect of Parkinson’s disease may not be its debilitating symptoms, which rob its victims of their ability to control their own movement. It may...

2013

Gladstone Scientists Discover How Key Immune Cells Die During HIV Infection and Identify Potential Drug to Block AIDS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 19, 2013—Research led by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes has identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the...

No Link between HIV-Prevention Pill Truvada and Increased Sexual Risk Behavior, Gladstone-Led Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 18, 2013—In 2012 the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada became the first and only medication approved by the FDA for HIV prevention. Led by Gladstone Institutes’ Investigator...

Gladstone’s Robert Mahley Receives Wellcome Trust Funds to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 9, 2013—Alzheimer’s disease is one of the greatest challenges facing modern medicine, but there is new hope in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, renowned...

Molecular Sensor Detects Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis, Gladstone Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 5, 2013— For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years. For others, it strikes without warning in...

Fast-Mutating DNA Sequences Shape Early Development; Guided Evolution of Uniquely Human Traits

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 11, 2013—What does it mean to be human? According to scientists the key lies, ultimately, in the billions of lines of genetic code that comprise the human genome. The...

Unique Change in Protein Structure Guides Production of RNA from DNA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 7, 2013—One of biology’s most fundamental processes is something called transcription. It is just one step of many required to build proteins—and without it life would not...