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Join the ARSACS team at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run in April

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Less than a month to join the ARSACS Research Team for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge run in April .  Alanna Watt , a member of the  ARSACS research team , has created an ARSACS TEAM FOUNDATION. First, Register now for the run.  Second, register for Fundraising (search for the team or for Alanna Watt’s name). If you are not able to participate, …

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Drug screening molecules- Analysis of first results

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ARSACS researchers will be at the  Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer at the University of Montreal (IRIC) on December 13, 2016 to analyze in greater details the first results of the drug screening therapeutic molecules carried out over the last months . Stay tuned.

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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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The Foundation retains the services of Dr. Ronald Lafrenière, consultant

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  With his vast experience in medical research and relationships with biotechs and pharmas , Dr. Lafrenière will be mainly responsible to promote and stimulate interest in ARSACS within the scientific community. His expertise will also help identify potential financial partners in ARSACS research. Ensuring coordination with the research team members to ensure maximum efficiency is also part of his mandate. 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