Press Releases

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2013

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...

Gladstone Scientists Identify Molecular Signals that Rouse Dormant HIV Infection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 30, 2013—Perhaps the single greatest barrier to curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS is the dormant, or “latent,” reservoir of virus, which is out of reach of even the most potent...

Gladstone Scientist to Receive Prestigious Pacesetter Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 21, 2013— Lennart Mucke, MD, who directs neurological research at the Gladstone Institutes, next week will receive the ARCS Foundation’s 2013 Pacesetter Award for his...

Two Gladstone Scientists Inducted into the California Academy of Sciences

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 8, 2013—In an unprecedented move, the California Academy of Sciences today will induct two scientists from the Gladstone Institutes’, President R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams,...

Gladstone Scientists Win $12.5M in Prestigious Grant Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—September 30, 2013—Three Gladstone scientists have won research awards from divisions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) equaling an approximate total of $12.5 million over...

Scientists Map Molecular Mechanism that May Cause Toxic Protein Buildup in Dementing Disorders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—August 29, 2013—There is no easy way to study diseases of the brain. Extracting brain cells, or neurons, from a living patient is difficult and risky, while examining a patient’s...

Gladstone Scientists Transform Non-Beating Human Cells into Heart-Muscle Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—August 22, 2013—In the aftermath of a heart attack, cells within the region most affected shut down. They stop beating. And they become entombed in scar tissue. But now, scientists...