Society for Neuroscience in Washington in November 2011

In Conferences by ARSACS

As part of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting to be held in Washington from November 12 to November 15, 2011, there will be a working meeting with foreign researchers interested in obtaining information on the ARSACS research projects and on the possibilities to integrate research on ARSACS to their respective expertise fields. For additional information on the congress, see …

International Symposium on ARSACS in 2011

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As part of the congress organised by the International Federation of Human Genetcis Societies held on October 11 2011 in Montréal, there was an international symposium on ARSACS organised by Dr. Brais on October 17. In fact, 35 researchers attended the International Symposium on ARSACS. The participants from all around the world presented different research approaches on animal models. The …

ARSACS Research Abstract – One of the Top Picks

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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 …

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Meeting with Swiss Research Group

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As part of the partnership with McGill University, an important meeting was held on September 19 in Montreal with representatives of the Zurich Neuroscience Centre. This first meeting was to promote the ARSACS project to researchers and to identify potential collaborators to the project. Furthermore, the meeting provided a great opportunity to discuss the latest technological tools currently available or …

Dr. Barral and Dr. Anderson Article

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Dr. Barral and Dr. Anderson from the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston Texas) have published in June 2011 a scientific article on the biochemistry of the Sacsin and on ARSACS. See Article. In fact, in November 2010, Dr. Anderson met with the research team members from Montreal to collaborate in the research. See item below “Researchers from Texas interested …

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Studies of transgenic mice

In Research in 2010 by ARSACS

KO mice • Phenotype the SACS KO mice using the following instruments: Rotarod, Micro CT, Grip- strenght, Open-field test. • Continue the histological analysis of the SACS KO : DRG, muscles, retina, sciatic and optic nerves. • Test different neuronal modifications. • Build capacity for therapeutic trials on the mice. KI mice Establish the colony of knock-in R272C mice. • …

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Scientific Research Objectives

In Research in 2010 by ARSACS

Scientific Research Objectives for 2010/11 The objectives for the research project have been established for 2010-2011 for the following categories: • Structural studies • Cellular models and protein partners • Studies of transgenic mice • Organotypic models of hyppocampus and cerebellum • Publications/Broadcast/ Granting agencies. Structural studies • Crystal structure of other sacsin domains. • Cloning and molecular modeling of …

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Research in 2009

In Research in 2009 by ARSACS

Over the next few months, the research team will focus its efforts on : • Completing the study on the brain and neurons of the hippocampus. Complete the current studies on the histology of the brain of mice to identify where the sacsin is in the neurons population and to produce a model of variable expression of the SACS gene …