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, …
Thursday October 26, 2017. Save the date so you will not miss the annual “Dîner des Producteurs”
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
The Foundation Board of Directors will meet on Monday December 19,2016 in Montreal.
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.
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
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
The Foundation is pleased to announce a co-funding collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, recognizing the strong support from the Richardson Family Fund, to advance medical research on ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. Press Release
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 …
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