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17 Applications received for ARSACS research fellowships

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The Foundation has received 17 applications for research fellowship for the 2017-2018 year. The Foundation would like to thank  all the applicants for their interest in ARSACS  research. The Scientific Committee would evaluate each of the applications and  a final decision concerning which research projetcs will obtain financing in 2017-2018 will be announced in July 2017.  

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ARSACS research paper published in the Human Molecular Genetics journal

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  Under Professor Paul Chapple’s leaership, the ARSACS research team has published in May 2017  a research paper  in the Human Molecular Genetics journal looking at the cytoskeleton in cells cuktured from ARSACS patients. “We have identified a cytoskeletal phenotype in skin cells from ARSACS patients. This is important as it should be possible use this cellular phenotype as a readout …

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375 Montreal Joke Booklet to raise funds for ARSACS

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On May 31st, 2 students at Selwyn House School will visit each elementary school class to tell a joke from their 375 Mtl-joke booklet. The booklet is to commemorate Montreal’s 375th anniversary and to raise funds for ARSACS. The minimum suggested contribution is $2. Get ready to roll on the floor laughing! To order the booklet, please contact Suzanne at …

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Isabelle Lessard's PHD project

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As part of her PHD project, Isabelle Lessard is working on characterizing the deficiencies and physical limitations and their impact on walking in the home for individuals  with ARSACS. See Abstract  ( available only in French).  

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Club Richelieu in Alma raised $1500 for ARSACS

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Me Jocelyn Pilote, member of the Alma Richelieu Club, presented a  cheque of $1500 to Mrs. Nicole Fortin on behalf of the Foundation at the wine and cheese fundraising event  held in April. The Foundation thanks  the Club Richelieu, Mrs. Fortin and all the participants.

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ARSACS team raised $2,500 for ARSACS research

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Despite the cold and the rain, the ARSACS research team  raised $2,500 on Saturday  April 22 as part of  the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run . Special thanks to  Alanna Watt for organizing the team and to the participants and sponsors for making this event  a success. Photos of the ARSACS team  

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Application for research fellowships by May 25,2017

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The Foundation offers annual research fellowships that will lead to a treatment for ARSACS.  A $100,000 grant could be awarded for a period of one year with possibility for renewal for a second year. Researchers interested should apply at the latest  by May 25, 2017.  Application form