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Latest News

Sept 7, 2015. Dr. Kalle Gehring's article to be published in PLOS Journal
Dr. Kalle Gehring, a member of the ARSACS research team, will have his article "High-Throughput Screening for Ligands of the HEPN Domain of Sacsin" published in the PLOS (Public Library of Science) in the September edition. PLOS is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organisation funded to accelerate progress in science and medicine.

July 16, 2015. Dr. Slaven Erceg's project in several spanish media.

Dr. Slaven Erceg's research project, one of the projects funded by the Foundation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, has received coverage in several spanish media. See Press release,or Communidad,or Infosalus, or Valencia.


July 11, 2015. $1.4M allocated to eleven ARSACS research projects for 2015-2016

The Foundation is pleased to announce that eleven research projects have been selected to share over $1.4M in research grants for its 2015-2016 research program. All applications received were evaluated by the Scientific Committee. The Foundation would like to thank all candidates who submitted a proposal.

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July 7, 2015. Meeting with a pharmaceutical company

On June 23, a meeting was held in Montreal between a pharmaceutical company and the ARSACS research team with respect to the outcome of the preclinical trial phase 11 currently underway on the ARSACS mice at the Douglas Institute. The complete results should be known in November 2015. See Meeting Summary.


May 24, 2015. New ARSACS findings to be presented at the Neuroscience 2015 meeting

Dr. Alanna Watt, member of the ARSACS research team, will be presenting the new ARSACS findings as a poster at the Neuroscience 2015 meeting. The annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience will be held in October 2015 in Chicago. See New findings abstract.