Press Releases

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2012

Gladstone Scientists Discover Novel Mechanism by Which Calorie Restriction Influences Longevity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 6, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified a novel mechanism by which a type of low-carb, low-calorie diet—called a “ketogenic diet”—could delay the...

Gladstone Scientists: “ApoE Is an Ideal Target for Halting Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 5, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes are recommending a shift in efforts to treat Alzheimer’s disease by developing drugs that target the apoE4 protein, which has...

ALS Therapy Development Institute and Gladstone Institutes Collaborate to Discover Potential ALS Treatments

CAMBRIDGE, MA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 4, 2012— The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) and the Gladstone Institutes today announced the formation of a research collaboration to speed...

Gladstone Scientists Identify Key Biological Mechanism in Multiple Sclerosis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 27, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have defined for the first time a key underlying process implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS)—a disease that causes...

Gladstone President to Receive Prestigious Pacesetter Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 29, 2012—Gladstone President R. Sanders "Sandy" Williams, MD, will receive the ARCS Foundation’s 2012 Pacesetter Award next week for his lifelong dedication to furthering...

Gladstone, Stanford Scientists Collaborate to Block Toxic Protein that Plays Key Role in Lou Gehrig’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 28, 2012— Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered how modifying a gene halts the toxic buildup of a protein...

Gladstone Scientist Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 8, 2012—Shinya Yamanaka MD, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes—which is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)—has won the...

Gladstone Scientists Discover Gene “Bursting” Plays Key Role in Protein Production

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 8, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most...

Gladstone Scientists Identify Biological Mechanism that Plays Key Role in Early-Onset Dementia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 8, 2012—Using animal models, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how a protein deficiency may be linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD)—a form of early-...

Gladstone Scientists Map the Genomic Blueprint of the Heart

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—September 13, 2012— Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have revealed the precise order and timing of hundreds of genetic “switches” required to construct a fully functional...