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2013

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...

Scientists Devise Innovative Method to Profile and Predict the Behavior of Proteins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and COLLEGE STATION, TX—August 8, 2013—An enzyme is a tiny, well-oiled machine. A class of proteins that are made up of multiple, interlocking molecular components, enzymes perform...

Failure to Destroy Toxic Protein—not Buildup of Protein Itself—Contributes to Progression of Huntington’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—July 21, 2013—Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s. Names forever linked to what they represent: diseases that ravage the brain’s neurons and leave entire regions to wither and...

Gladstone Scientists Identify Molecular Switch that Kick Starts Formation of Arteries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—July 3, 2012—The ability to form blood vessels is one of evolution’s crowning achievements, and something that separates vertebrates (animals with a backbone) from the rest of the...

High-Resolution Mapping Technique Uncovers Underlying Circuit Architecture of the Brain

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—June 27, 2013—The power of the brain lies in its trillions of intercellular connections, called synapses, which together form complex neural “networks.” While neuroscientists have...

Key Protein is Linked to Circadian Clocks; Helps Regulate Metabolism

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—June 18, 2013—Inside each of us is our own internal timing device. It drives everything from sleep cycles to metabolism, but the inner-workings of this so-called “circadian clock”...

Gladstone Scientists Map Process by which Brain Cells Form Long-Term Memories

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—June 9, 2013—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have deciphered how a protein called Arc regulates the activity of neurons—providing much-needed clues into the brain’s ability...

Gladstone’s Lennart Mucke Wins MetLife Foundation Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—May 15, 2013— Lennart Mucke, MD, who directs neurological research at the Gladstone Institutes, today received the MetLife Foundation’s 2013 Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’...

Gladstone Investigator Shinya Yamanaka to Receive “Commitment to a Cure” Award from the ALS Community

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 25, 2013—Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, next month will receive the Essey Award for his “Commitment to a Cure” from The ALS...

Gladstone Scientists Discover that DNA Damage Occurs as Part of Normal Brain Activity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 24, 2013—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that a certain type of DNA damage long thought to be particularly detrimental to brain cells can actually be...