Watch the Spanish RTVE program “El Cazador de Cerebros” (Brain Hunter) to see Shinya Yamanaka discuss whether he thinks biomedicine could influence human evolution.
Nature took a tour through the most studied genes in biology. Among them is the apolipoprotein E (apoE) protein, which Robert Mahley spent years studying. He describes its importance and its link to Alzheimer’s disease.
San Francisco Chronicle
In an article by the San Francisco Chronicle, Deepak Srivastava comments on the long-anticipated stem cell–therapy guidelines recently unveiled by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Todd McDevitt talks about his work creating organoids and the challenges faced in manufacturing human tissues in this video series by Seeker.
HIV Plus Magazine
After nearly 40 years of HIV research, is total eradication edging closer to reality? Although the “Berlin Patient” was cured after a bone-marrow-supplied stem cell transplant, Warner C. Greene warns that such transplants can put patients at considerable risk.
This Seeker article describes the method developed by Li Gan to grow tens of millions of active neurons in just a month, which could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
In this new video series by Seeker, Warner C. Greene weighs in on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how long it might take before scientists can find a cure.
One factor is the country’s strong historic investment in basic science, say experts in this Inside Science article. But, Sandy Williams highlights the need to continue funding a broad base of basic science to solve diseases.
San Francisco Business Times
The San Francisco Business Times features a story about Deepak Srivastava as he gets ready to take on his new role as the president of Gladstone.
California Life Sciences Association
California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) announced winners of its awards program honoring innovation and excellence in life sciences. Gladstone’s Promoting Underrepresented Minorities Advancing in the Sciences (PUMAS) program was selected as the Biotechnology Educator of the Year.