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For Journalists

Gladstone welcomes inquiries from journalists. Our media-relations staff is on hand to provide local, regional, national, and international journalists with accurate information about Gladstone’s research and our investigators’ areas of expertise. We are available to arrange interviews with Gladstone scientists and assist in developing story ideas.

Please contact:

Megan McDevitt, Vice President of Communications
Direct line: 415.734.2019
Mobile: 415.806.6245

 

 


 

Press Releases

April 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a major breakthrough, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals.

April 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs, and it opens the door for a precision medicine approach to treating heart disease.

April 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to read and interpret the human genome. The computational method, called TargetFinder, can predict where non-coding DNA—the DNA that does not code for proteins—interacts with genes.

March 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists have long known that the protein tau is involved in dementia, but how it hinders cognitive function has remained uncertain. In a study published in the journal Neuron, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes reveal how tau disrupts the ability of brain cells to strengthen connections with other brain cells, preventing new memories from forming.

March 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Combining the two most powerful biological tools of the 21st century, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have modified how the genome of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is read for the first time using a variation of the CRISPR-Cas9 system.

March 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how to make a new type of cell that is in between embryonic stem cells and adult heart cells, and that may hold the key to treating heart disease.

February 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that three transcription factors—proteins that direct gene expression—interact with each other and the genome to influence how a heart forms in an embryo.

January 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a pair of new studies, Gladstone scientists discovered a specific neural circuit that controls walking, and they found that input to this circuit is disrupted in Parkinson’s disease.

January 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Study seeks to improve translation of Alzheimer’s disease studies with virtual version of the Morris water maze—the most commonly used memory assessment in mice.

January 12, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered an unusual regulator of body weight and the metabolic syndrome: a molecular mechanism more commonly associated with brain cells.

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