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Measuring neurodegeneration in spinocerebellar ataxias

Written by Dr Hannah K Shorrock Edited by Dr. Maria do Carmo Costa Neurofilament light chain predicts cerebellar atrophy across multiple types of spinocerebellar ataxia A team led by Alexandra Durr at the Paris Brain Institute identified that the levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) protein are higher in SCA1, Read More…

¿Qué es el nistagmus?

El nistagmus, también conocido como ataxia ocular, es un término que se refiere al movimiento incontrolable del ojo, generalmente un ciclo repetitivo de movimiento lento en una dirección específica seguido de un ajuste rápido de regreso al centro. La raíz de este movimiento reside en un reflejo normal que usamos Read More…

Snapshot: What is the Pole Test?

The pole test is a common and straightforward test to assess motor coordination in mice. While ataxia might be easy to see in patients, it is not always as apparent in ataxia mouse models. Therefore, this fast and simple test is important for researchers to measure disease severity. It is Read More…

SCAsource Becomes a Partner of the Ataxia Global Initiative

The SCAsource team is pleased to announce that we have become a partner of the Ataxia Global Initiative (AGI)! The AGI is an international collaboration to assist the development of treatments for ataxia. Some of the work of the AGI includes promoting open data sharing and building skills to prepare Read More…

Snapshot: What is N-acetylcysteine?

What is N-acetylcysteine used for? Cysteine is an amino acid that is used as a building block in our bodies to make proteins. We consume cysteine in our diets through protein-rich foods, like beef or lentils. N-acetylcysteine is a chemical derivative of cysteine. This means which means that N-acetylcysteine contains Read More…

Scientists develop a new approach to assessing Ataxia at home

Written by Ziyang Zhao Edited by Dr. Hayley McLoughlin A newly developed smartphone application will allow patients to assess ataxia at home. There’s an interesting problem in science that’s often overshadowed in the scientific community. It’s not as flashy or as newsworthy as most scientific headlines, like the eradication of Read More…

Identificación de moléculas aprobadas por la FDA para tratar SCA6

Escrito por la Dra. Hannah Shorrock Editado por la Dra. Larissa Nitschke. Publicado inicialmente en el 7 de mayo de 2021. Traducción al español fueron hechas por FEDAES y Carlos Barba. Pastor y sus colegas identifican pequeñas moléculas aprobadas por la FDA que reducen selectivamente la proteína tóxica expandida con poliglutamina Read More…

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