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Recent Advances

March 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have used human cells to discover how blood flow in the heart protects against the hardening of valves in cardiovascular disease.

February 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—One of the most exciting scientific advances made in recent years is CRISPR—the ability to precisely edit the genome of cells. However, although this method has incredible potential, the process is extremely inefficient.

October 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Deepak Srivastava, MD, the Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM).

February 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The power of regenerative medicine appears to have turned science fiction into scientific reality—by allowing scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble beating heart cells.

February 6, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done—but because the tools did not exist to do it.

November 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—What does it mean to be human? According to scientists the key lies, ultimately, in the billions of lines of genetic code that comprise the human genome. The problem, however, has been deciphering that code.

August 22, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In the aftermath of a heart attack, cells within the region most affected shut down. They stop beating. And they become entombed in scar tissue.

August 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and COLLEGE STATION, TX—An enzyme is a tiny, well-oiled machine. A class of proteins that are made up of multiple, interlocking molecular components, enzymes perform a variety of tasks inside each cell.

July 3, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The ability to form blood vessels is one of evolution’s crowning achievements, and something that separates vertebrates (animals with a backbone) from the rest of the animal kingdom.

February 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Gladstone Institutes’ Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, is one of 11 medical researchers to win a new, high-profile $3 million award from a group of high-tech sponsors, including the founders of Facebook and Google.