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Screening of new molecules – Working hard at IRIC! ( by Dr. Brais )

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The screening of new molecules at the end of 2017 made it possible to identify other candidate molecules. The list goes on! Already a team from IRIC is investigating whether molecules can get to the brain. The teams of Dr. Brais, Dr. Watts and Dr. McKinney of McGill University are advancing in their validation of molecules on other models. Dr. …

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Mrs. Julie Duchesne joins the Board of the Foundation

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The Foundation is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Julie E. Duchesne has joined its Board of Directors. Mrs. Duchesne, actuary, FSA, FCIA, Partner, has some 20 years of experience in the field of benefits consulting and team leadership. She is currently Health Business leader for Canada in group insurance practice at Mercer. She has also served on the board …

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Research article published in the prestigious Annals of Neurology.

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The study has developed an algorithm to facilitate and improve the diagnosis of recessive ataxias, including ARSACS. Dr. Gagnon’s research team and Dr. Brais provided data on the functional abilities of people with ARSACS. This was made possible thanks to the support of the Foundation via Emerging team, the data from the first phase of this important project. It should …

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ARSACS project gets grant from Italian Ministry of Health

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The Italian Ministry of Health will fund the project Insight into new therapeutic preclinical strategies in Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay type presented by Gianni Ciofani, Smart Bio-Interfaces, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Pontedera (PI) Francesca Maltecca, Neurogenomics Unit, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy and Filippo M. Santorelli, Molecular Medicine, IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Pisa. Congratulations! Summary of the …