Press Releases

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2015

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...

Gladstone Scientist Elected to Prestigious Engineering Institution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 21, 2015­—Leor Weinberger, PhD, an associate investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, has been elected to the 2015 class of the College of Fellows for the American...

2014

Vitamin Supplement Successfully Prevents Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK—December 2, 2014—Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in a mouse using a...

Semen Directly Impairs Effectiveness of Microbicides that Target HIV

SAN FRANCISCO—November 12, 2014—In the fight against HIV, microbicides—chemical compounds that can be applied topically to the female genital tract to protect against sexually transmitted infections—...

Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease Elected to the Institute of Medicine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 20, 2014­—Deepak Srivastava, MD, the Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine...