“The high throughput screening platform of the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancerology (IRIC) is accelerating its screening of molecules using a model derived from fibroblasts of patients with ARSACS. This fall they screened more than 12 000 molecules tested! The validations will follow in early 2018. Because the research is healing! Merry Christmas”.
Summary of progress made by Dr. McKinney & Dr. Watt’s research team on ARSACS, a project funded by the Foundation.
“To my colleagues, friends and family, I am asking you to raise money for a cause that is close to my heart, but also to make you aware of this disease, autosomal recessive spastic ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay, which affects my nephew and my niece. The money raised will be donated to the Charlevoix-Saguenay Ataxia Foundation. It gives all people with …
Latest update from Dr. Durham and Dr. Benoit, researchers working on ARSACS.
report See Dr. Gehring’s progress report “Integrated structural studies of sacsin using electron microscopy and crystallography”. This is one of the projects funded by the Foundation.
Joseph-Émile Cashman Kadri, research student working with Dr. Hébert on an ARSACS project, presented the results of his study at the students’ conference of the 2017 summer fellows of the Faculty of Medicine of Laval University. According to Dr. Hébert, “The results of this feasibility study are very interesting since they demonstrate the possibility of acquiring EMG data on …
report See Dr. Hébert’s report ( available in French only). “Caractérisation des déficiences musculaires associées aux difficultés à la marche et aux transferts chez des patients atteints d’ARSACS: de la cellule à la fonction” is one of the projects funded by the Foundation.
$ 905 raised for ARSACS research thanks to the zumba dancers. The zumbathon, organized by Catherine Morel, Elizabeth St-Louis, Charlotte Boisvert and Shanlie Théroux, took place on October 26, 2017 at UQTR. Thank you to all the dancers for their participation and to the organizers of the event. Photos of the evening.
“Nothing stops François and Laurent, not even the Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. The two young brothers excel in sledge hockey which allows them to practice their favorite sport” Interview with Frédéric Lacroix – Couture, L’ express Mont-Royal, November 2017. (French version only).
Dr. Bernard Brais, a key member of the ARSACS research team since the beginning, has been named the “Personality of the week” by La Presse newspaper. Interview by Marie-Claude Lortie from La Presse (in French only).