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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.

October 8, 2012

Shinya Yamanaka MD, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any cell in the human body.

September 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have revealed the precise order and timing of hundreds of genetic “switches” required to construct a fully functional heart from embryonic heart cells—providing new clues into the genetic basis for some forms of congenital heart disease.

June 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Gladstone Institutes Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, has won the Millennium Technology Prize, the worl

June 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes today are announcing their role in an unprecedented collaboration organized by the National Institutes of Health, which used groundbreaking methods to vastly improve our understanding of bacteria that reside in and on the human body.

April 18, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes today are announcing a research breakthrough in mice that one day may help doctors restore hearts damaged by heart attacks—by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

August 8, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has discovered how gene regulation can make hearts beat out of sync, offering new hope for the millions who suffer from a potentially fatal heart condition.In a paper being published this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings

August 5, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have found a new way to make beating heart cells from the body's own cells that could help regenerate damaged hearts.