The Foundation is funding six new ARSACS research projects

In Research in 2014 by ARSACS

The Foundation is pleased to announce that the following six new research projects will be funded for 2014-2015:

  • “The use of KO and KI mice, a human fibroblast model and Sacs mini-gene in the search of a treatment for ARSACS” – Bernard Brais.
  • “Role of neurofilaments and mitochondria in the pathogenic cascade of ARSACS: Relevant biomarkers for therapeutic development” – Heather Durham.
  • “Modelling ARSACS using induced pluripotent stem cell derived neurons with isogenic controls”- Paul Chapple.
  • “Cellebellar output deficiencies in a mouse model of ARSACS” – Alanna Watt.
  • “New emerging team on Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS): from models to treatment strategies” – Cynthia Gagnon.
  • “A randomised delayed entry trial of intensive home-based speech therapy in ARSACS” – Matthis Synofzik.