The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has selected the ARSACS abstract to be in its press book for its 51st Annual Meeting. The goal is to identify those research projects with the strongest news value or to illuminate a novel aspect of cell biology for the general public.
The annual meeting to be held in Denver, Colorado in December 2011 will be attended by approximately 10,000 cell biologists from around the world, with approximately 5,000 scientific presentations.
The ARSACS abstract, a mouse model of the human spastic ataxia ARSACS revealing mitochondrial dysfunction and neuro degeneration, was chosen from more than 880 submissions as one of this year Novel & Newsworthy Top Picks. The ARSACS research team work will be featured in this years press book, Cell Biology 2011, in press interviews at the conference, and on the ASCB web site.
This press book, seen by science journalists from all over the world, will provide a great opportunity to get exposure for the research paper, the cause, and the Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation.