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$780,000 raised at the "Dîner des Producteurs"

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The 1oth edition of the  “Dîner des Producteurs” held in Montreal on December 1,2016  raised  the net sum of $780,000 for ARSACS research. Thank you to all participants, sponsors, volunteers and donors for this great success ! Read more

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Fourth International Symposium on ARSACS

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Several researchers from different countries participated in the 4th Symposium on ARSACS held on November 10 &11 at the Neuro in Montreal. This conference provided an opportunity for researchers to share their knowledge and to discuss the progress of their respective research.   Read more

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Success! Growth of cells from ARSACS patient skin

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Dr. Paul Chapple’s lab has successfully grown cells from a small biopsy of ARSACS patient skin and has reprogrammed them to become stem cells which can turn into other cell types. The following step was to grow ARSACS neurons from such stem cells. This resulted in obtaining ARSACS patient neurons in a petri dish available for research; a useful tool for …

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Alliance between ARSACS Foundation and Ataxia UK

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The Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation and Ataxia UK are pleased to announce a co-funding alliance to support and to advance medical research in the UK on ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. This alliance is clear evidence of openness and commitment towards ground-breaking research and future development in ataxias.  Press release     

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Care4Rare Year 3 – progress report

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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 3 Progress Report    

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ARSACS case reported from South India

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A group of researchers in South India under the leadership of Dr. M Suraj Menon Department of Neurology, Government TD Medical College, Alappuzha India have reported an ARSACS case from South India. See article.    

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Publication by Dr. Erceg on hiPSC

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Dr. Salven Erceg  from Spain has published an article  in the Neuroscientist on the human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC). This  article  is an outcome of the research  financed by the ARSACS Foundation.     Read more