Gladstone scientist Michael Alexanian (IMAGE) Gladstone Institutes Caption Scientists at Gladstone Institutes discovered a gene that could prevent fibrosis in the heart. Shown here, Michael Alexanian, a postdoc in the Srivastava Lab and first author of the new study. Credit Photo: Michael Short/Gladstone Institutes Usage Restrictions Use only with proper credit to "Michael Short/Gladstone Institutes" License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.