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June 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—June 28, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and an international team of researchers have generated a human model of Huntington's disease—directly from the skin cells of patients with the disease.

June 7, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—June 7, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have for the first time transformed skin cells—with a single genetic factor—into cells that develop on their own into an interconnected, functional network of brain cells.

April 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—April 29, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease—and psychiatric disorder

April 26, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—April 26, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have unraveled a process by which depletion of a specific protein in the brain contributes to the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease.

March 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered a key protein that regulates insulin resistance—the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin and which sets the stage for the development of the most common form of diabetes.

January 25, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, an independent and nonprofit biomedical-research organization, have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson's disease—a discovery that could one day lead to new treatments for people who suffer from this devastating neu

November 28, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) in San Francisco have discovered a new strategy to prevent memory deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

October 13, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Alzheimer's disease is an extremely complicated disease. Several proteins seem to be involved in its cause and progression.

September 23, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) have uncovered new approaches to reduce toxic proteins in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. The results might lead to new treatments for these diseases.

September 9, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Amyloid beta (Αβ) proteins, widely thought to cause Alzheimer's disease, block the transport of vital cargoes inside brain cells.

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