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Recent Advances

February 16, 2017

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), together with collaborators in Europe, discovered that a common type of cell within the human reproductive and intestinal tracts assists HIV in infecting immune cells.

November 16, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that the vaginal immune system is suppressed in response to RNA viruses, such as Zika.

May 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have identified a new pathway by which salicylic acid—a key compound in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs aspirin and diflunisal—stops inflammation and cancer.

 

November 30, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a bid to end the worst epidemic in modern times, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is funding an ambitious effort based in San Francisco to eliminate the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from those who are infected.

October 14, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that blood-derived T cells are resistant to the chief cause of cell death in HIV infection.

August 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus’s direct effect on the host’s immune cells, but rather through the cells’ lethal influence on one another.

June 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A new paper out of the iPrEx study—a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men and transgender women who have sex with men—reported no link between taking Truvada for oral PrEP and experiencing depression.

April 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.

February 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—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 itself.

January 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—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’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).

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