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A new “measuring stick” for ARSACS

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Dr. Cynthia Gagnon, member of the ARSACS research team, has designed with her colleagues a new set of measurements to track the ARSACS symptoms. This new index called DSI-ARSACS will help to better assess how the disease is progressing and will provide the means to compare different groups of patients. There is now a reliable and standardized test, an essential …

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You have an ARSACS research project to submit?

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This is a special invitation to researchers interested in ARSACS to submit their research proposal by Friday May 22, 2020. A maximum of $100,000 for a period of one year with possibility of renewal for a second year. An application for a specific project could include several labs in Canada or elsewhere. In such a case, the $100,000 limit would …

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Diner des Producteurs 2019 at Télé-Québec

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The “Diner des Producteurs 2019” will be part of the Télé-Québec TV program “Un Chef à la Cabane” , Friday, February 14 at 8:00 pm. Behind the scene, the preparation of this annual benefit event with guest chef Pierre Cagnaire at work.

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ARSACS Foundation participates in the PROSPAX project

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The Foundation is one of the 3 patient advocacy organisations participating in the integrated multimodal progression chart in spastic ataxias project (PROSPAX). Also, Dr. Brais and Dre. Gagnon, ARSACS leader researchers , will be part of this project. The consortium composed of all major European ataxia and spastic paraplegia centers was created to increase the sizes of two disease-specific cohorts …

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ARSACS International Patient Registry

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Thank you to the individuals who have responded to the email sent requesting to confirm or update their data in the ARSACS Patient Registry. If you did not have a chance to respond yet, please send an email to administrator@arsacs.com to confirm or update your data. It would be greatly appreciated. By being registered, you will be informed of any …

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The Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation participates in the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases

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The Foundation is proud to announce that it will continue to work with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the European Union as part of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases 2020. The Foundation will fund $225,000 over a 3-year period for projects on Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay.  The Canadian investment  will be used to fund the participation of Canadian …

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A great success ! $1.4 Million raised to continue research on Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay

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A great success ! $1.4 million net raised for research for Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay at the 13th edition of the Diner des Producteurs . 357 guests attended the annual fundraising event held in Montreal on November 7, 2019. “On behalf of the persons affected with ARSACS and their families, I thank you for your great collective contribution” Jean Groleau, co-founder …

Targeting deregulated calcium homeostasis as potential therapeutic option for ARSACS -Dr. Francesca Maltecca

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The major aims of this project are: 1) to evaluate the functional role of sacsin at the synaptic level, in particular its involvement in the control of calcium fluxes in Purkinje neurons at the postsynaptic space; 2) to strengthen the evidence of efficacy of an off-label drug regulating calcium homeostasis in ARSACS, by conducting a preclinical trial at post- symptomatic …