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SCAsource Receives its First External Funding!

Hi everyone! This is a quick message from the volunteers behind SCAsource. We are super excited to announce that we have received our first external financial support, a £1,200 grant from Ataxia UK. Ataxia UK is a charity organization located in the United Kingdom which supports people affected by any Read More…

Saiba Mais: O que é pré-publicação?

A pesquisa científica leva muito tempo: experimentos são realizados, ensaios clínicos são executados e os dados gerados precisam ser analisados ​​e compreendidos antes de serem publicados. Juntos, esse processo não acontece rapidamente. Embora as pessoas possam não perceber, uma etapa que leva muito tempo entre a geração de dados e Read More…

Snapshot: What are Preprints?

Scientific research takes a long time: experiments are performed, clinical trials are run, and the data that’s generated has to be analysed and understood before it can be published. Together, this process does not happen quickly. Though people may not realise it, one step that takes a lot of time Read More…

Snapshot: What is drug repurposing?

To repurpose drugs is to find new ways that they can be applied to treat other conditions and illnesses. Although our knowledge of diseases is greater than ever before, the development of novel therapies has yet to catch up. Drug development is slow, expensive and risky. These challenges have made Read More…

Last chance to participate in our reader feedback survey!

Our reader feedback survey closes on Monday, December 2 at 7:00AM. If you haven’t had the chance yet to give your feedback, you can read more information about the survey study here and access the online survey at this link. Thank you in advance, your feedback is invaluable! And thank Read More…

1 Year Anniversary of SCAsource!

SCAsource launched one year ago today on September 27, 2018. In that time we’ve had over 18,000 views and published over 40 articles. Now we are launching a survey about the website to make sure we are meeting our goals. SCAsource is turning a year old! A huge thank you Read More…

International Ataxia Awareness Day 2019

Today marks International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD), which is celebrated every year on September 25th. IAAD brings people together from around the world to raise awareness about this group of rare diseases and to raise money for continuing research efforts. For more information on how you can participate in IAAD Read More…

Welcome to SCAsource!

About six months ago, scientists from all over the world converged on the 2018 Ataxia Investigators Meeting. Colleagues and students discussed the latest advancements in ataxia research. Researchers were able to connect with patients and families, letting them know what progress was being made. Some of the discussion between trainees Read More…

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