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ARSACS patients worldwide

ARSACS patients worldwide

At first, this degenerative disease was associated with a specific region Charlevoix-Saguenay. More and more, ARSACS is found in many different ethnic groups in the world. Article published in Research Gate Publication.

Dr. Gagnon - New pilot project

Dr. Gagnon – New pilot project

Dr. Cynthia Gagnon will undertake a pilot project entitled “Un meilleur contrôle du tronc et des membres inférieurs pour une meilleure mobilité: Évaluation d’un programme de réentraînement pour les personnes atteintes de l’ARSACS”. This pilot project aims to document the effects of a retraining program to increase the motor control of the trunk and lower limbs.

Presentation by Dr. Francesca Maltecca

Presentation by Dr. Francesca Maltecca

Dr. Francesca Maltecca is giving an overview of her research project.

Dr. Stefan Strack's research project

Dr. Stefan Strack's research project

Dr. Strack from Unversity of Iowa (US) provides a short description of his ARSACS research project.

Cynthia Gagnon

Dr. Cynthia Gagnon "Researcher of the Year "

Congratulations! Dr. Cynthia Gagnon has received the “Researcher of the Year” national award given by Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Dr. Gagnon is a member of the ARSACS research team. Article published in the Quotidien on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (Article in French only).

Dr. Brais' ARSACS project

Dr. Brais' ARSACS project

As part of the video serie, Dr. Brais provides an overview of the ARSACS research projects.

The music was “Whisps of Whorles” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Camera and Edit by Anthony Revoy of Neuro Media Services

ARSACS project at CHEO

ARSACS project at CHEO

“Screening of the Pfizer Chemo-Genetics 3000 compound library for ARSACS” – a new research project to be undertaken shortly at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. Stay tuned!

Dr. Ghering presenting his ARSACS project

Dr. Ghering presenting his ARSACS project

In an effort to make research easier to understand, the ARSACS researchers have produced a serie of short videos describing their respective project. The first one is a presentation by Dr.Ghering.

Launch of the International ARSACS Patient Registry

Launch of the International ARSACS Patient Registry

If you or a family member has received an ARSACS diagnostic, you are invited to register. It is easy and simple.
The registry is available in 4 languages English, French Spanish and in Italian. This is a way for you to support the cause.

Structural Genomics Consortium sending molecules to test on ARSACS

Structural Genomics Consortium sending molecules to test on ARSACS

The Structural Genomics Consortium in Frankfurt will be sending shortly some molecules to the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the University of Montreal. These molecules will be tested on ARSACS.

Dr.Slaven Erceg

Using Stem Cell Therapies for ARSACS

Dr. Salver Erceg, in Valencia (Spain), explains in a short video how he is using stem cell therapies to investigate in vitro the affected cells in ARSACS patients. This research project is funded by the Foundation.

$1Million raised at the Diner des Producteurs 2018.  Thank you !

$1Million raised at the Diner des Producteurs 2018. Thank you !

Thanks to your generosity, the Foundation can continue to fund research on ARSACS with the aim of developing a treatment for this rare disease. Special thanks to the co-chairs Mrs. Erin Slater Battat and Mr.Joe Battat, chefs, sponsors,donors and all the volunteers. This would not have been possible without you.

World experts at the 5th International Symposium on ARSACS

World experts at the 5th International Symposium on ARSACS

About 50 world expert researchers on ARSACS shared their data and knowledge at the International ARSACS Symposium hosted by the Neuro in Montreal.
Dr. Brais, Neuro’s leading expert on ARSACS, describes why this is an important conference.

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