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.
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 …
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 …
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).
Dr. Maltecca will be presenting her ARSACS research data at the EMBO workshop in China in June 2017. See Abstract.
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.
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
Dr.Maltecca (Italy) has started a pilot drug treatment in the Scacs KO mouse. The results should be known in few months.
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
Caroline, the mother of a young girl with ARSACS, has decided to help ARSACS research by cooking and selling her products at school. Her initiative raised $800. Congratulations and thank you, Caroline, for your efforts.
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