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High-Resolution Mapping Technique Uncovers Underlying Circuit Architecture of the Brain

SAN FRANCISCO – June 27, 2013 – The power of the brain lies in its trillions of intercellular connections, called synapses, which together form complex neural "netwrosk." While neuroscientists have long sought to map these complex connections to see how they influence specific brain functions, traditional techniques have yet to provide the desired resolution.

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Gladstone Scientists Identify Brain Circuitry Associated with Addictive, Depressive Behaviors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—April 29, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease—and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression.

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Gladstone Scientists Identify Protein that Contributes to Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 25, 2012—Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, an independent and nonprofit biomedical-research organization, have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson's disease—a discovery that could one day lead to new treatments for people who suffer from this devastating neurodegenerative illness.

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Gladstone Scientist Receives 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Nov. 14, 2011—Gladstone Institutes Assistant Investigator Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, has won the prestigious 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

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Gladstone Scientist Finds New Target For Treating Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—September 8, 2011—A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has identified how the lack of a brain chemical known as dopamine can rewire the interaction between two groups of brain cells and lead to symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This discovery offers new hope for treating those suffering from this devastating neurodegenerative disease.

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Gladstone Scientists Establish Link Between Brain Activity and Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—July 7, 2010—Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) and Stanford University have shown how key circuits in the brain control movement. The research, published in the journal Nature not only establishes the function of these circuits, but offers promise for treating movement related disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.

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Gladstone Institutes Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Brain Research

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 4, 2009—The J. David Gladstone Institutes announced that it has received a major grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles to establish the Keck Program for Striatal Physiology and Pathophysiology, which will study the origins of movement disorders  associated with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

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