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August 13, 2015

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes are using healthy heart cells to repair and rejuvenate damaged hearts, a procedure that, if successful, could usher in a new era of gene therapy and heart treatment.

August 7, 2015
SF Business Times

Reprogrammed stem cells that Gladstone and UC Berkeley researchers prodded and poked to form a tiny chamber could hold the key to creating better, cheaper and safer heart drugs. "We're at the beginning of the IPS revolution," said Dr. Bruce Conklin.

August 7, 2015
The Scientist

Scientists are in hot pursuit of finding an efficient way to directly transform skin cells into other cell types in the body—skipping an intermediate pluripotent stem cell step. Dr. Sheng Ding, a pioneer in this field, weighs in on new research to directly transform skin cells to brain cells using a chemical cocktail.

August 3, 2015
Wall Street Journal

At the Gladstone Institutes, scientists are using advanced tissue-repair technologies like gene editing and induced pluripotent stem cells to reprogram cells in adult human hearts to allow them to rebuild damaged cardiac muscle.

July 28, 2015

Dolby Family Ventures is working with the Gladstone Institutes on an unusual plan to fund high-risk Alzheimer's treatments that are still in the early research stages.

July 21, 2015
USA Today

Dr. Warner Greene says the girl - who was infected at birth but has been off medication for 12 years - may be an "elite responder." This means that even though she is technically still infected with the virus, her HIV levels are almost undetectable without medication, making her functionally cured.

July 20, 2015
KQED Newsroom

Over the last 10 years, Alzheimer’s research has come a long way, yet there’s still no cure or way to slow down this complex disease. Dr. Lennart Mucke discusses the promising medical developments on the horizon.

July 19, 2015

By manipulating stem cells, scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and UC Berkeley have found they can grow beating cardiac tissue in a petri dish. The cells "self-organized" to form microchambers, which slowly began to beat like a full-sized heart.

July 15, 2015

Dr. Steven Finkbeiner is part of the Neurocollaborative, an initiative that is creating stem cell lines from ALS patients that will mimic their own nerve cells and received money from the Ice Bucket challenge.

July 15, 2015
Daily Mail

Researchers have used stem cells to create a tiny, beating heart - and say it could revolutionise medicine. The new hearts will allow new drugs to be tested, and give researchers a new insight into how the heart develops.