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Spotlight: The CMRR Ataxia Imaging Team

Location: University of Minnesota, MN, USA Year Research Group Founded:  2008 What disease areas do you research? Ataxia (SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, Friedreich Ataxia) Multiple System Atrophy – Cerebellar Ataxia Huntington’s Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Traumatic Brain Injury Diabetes What models and techniques do you Read More…

Snapshot: What is Neurogenesis?

Neurons are the cells that serve as building blocks of the nervous system. The brain contains an enormous variety of neurons, and they all need to get a start somewhere. The process by which neurons are formed is called neurogenesis. When does neurogenesis happen? Nearly all neurogenesis occurs before the Read More…

Elongating expansions in HD and SCA1

Written by Dr. Marija Cvetanovic  Edited by Dr. Larissa Nitschke Expanded CAG repeats are the cause of Huntington’s disease (HD) and several spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs). Longer inherited CAG expansions correlate with the earlier disease onset and worse symptoms. We know from past research that these expansions are unstable and become longer Read More…

Spotlight: The Neuro-D lab Leiden

Principal Investigator: Dr. Willeke van Roon-Mom Location: Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands Year Founded: 1995 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 SCA3 Huntington’s Disease Dutch – Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Alzheimer Disease What models and techniques do you use? Mouse Models hiPSC-derived stem cells models Post-mortem patient tissue Read More…

Spotlight: The Truant Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ray Truant Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Year Founded: 1999 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 SCA7 Huntington’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease What models and techniques do you use? Human cell biology High content screening Biophotonics Microscopy Research Focus What is your research about? We are Read More…

Aperçu Rapide: Que signifie le succès dans les essais cliniques avec des oligonucléotides antisens (ASO) ?

La recherche avance rapidement pour traiter les troubles neurologiques héréditaires de tous types, y compris les ataxies spinocérébelleuses. SCAsource a déjà étudié la science derrière la thérapie ASO. Ces maladies partagent une théorie commune selon laquelle la mutation de l’ADN conduit à la formation d’une protéine altérée qui est toxique. Read More…

La huntingtine: un nouvel acteur dans l’arsenal de la réparation de l’ADN

Écrit par Dr. Ambika Tewari, Edité par Dr. Mónica Bañez-Coronel, Traduction française par: L’Association Alatax, Publication initiale: 22 novembre 2019 Des mutations dans la protéine huntingtine altèrent la réparation de l’ADN, causant des dommages importants à l’ADN et une expression génétique modifiée. Notre génome regroupe l’intégralité de notre matériel génétique, qui Read More…

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