Care4Rare is a research project to identify therapeutic leads for rare diseases such as ARSACS. The Foundation is financing the ARSACS portion under the leadership of Dr. Kym Boycott and Dr. Alex MacKenzie from the Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Year 2 Summary
The phase II chronic study on the ARSACS mouse with respect to a compound is now at a wrap up stage. The conclusions of the study can be summarized by a problematic delivery of the compound. Therefore, the study will not be pursued further.
The Foundation is looking for researchers in Canada or USA to conduct research on ARSACS. If you are interested in the subject and you would like a new challenge, please contact the Foundation for more information by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
La Fondation est à la recherche de chercheurs/partenaires intéressés à participer à la compétition E-Rare-3 2016. La date limite pour la pré-inscription des soumissions est le 2016-02-01. Pour plus d’information, consultez E-Rare-3 Call for Proposals.
Dr Francesca Maltecca’s research project “Investigating the Link Between Impaired Mitochondrial Trafficking and Calcium Dysregulation in SACS/Purkinje Neurons” will be receiving funding from the Foundation. Dr Maltecca is from the Universita Vita-Salute(Milan,Italy).
Dr. Kalle Gehring’s Article “High-Throughput Screening for Ligands of the HEPN Domain of Sacsin” published in the PLOS (Public Library of Science) in the September edition. Dr. Kalle Gehring is a member of the ARSACS research team. PLOS is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organisation funded to accelerate progress in science and medicine.
Invitation to the 9th edition of “Le Dîner des Producteurs”. The annual major fundraising event will be held this year on Thursday December 3,2015. Reserve your table now by completing the following form Reservation.
The ARSACS project entitled “PREPARE” and led by Dr. Matthis Synofzik (Germany) has been selected for funding as part of the international competition E-Rare-3 European Research Projects on Rare Diseases. A total of 234 projects were submitted last February and 19 were retained. The “PREPARE” project involves a consortium of ARSACS researchers from several countries (Canada, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy …
Dr. Slaven Erceg’s research project, one of the projects funded by the Foundation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, has received coverage in several spanish media. See Press release,or Communidad,or Infosalus, or Valencia.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that eleven research projects have been selected to share over $1.4M in research grants for its 2015-2016 research program. All applications received were evaluated by the Scientific Committee. The Foundation would like to thank all candidates who submitted a proposal.