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June 10, 2014 it was announced a $25,000.00 CADASIL Research Grant was awarded to Fabrice Dabertrand, Ph.D. of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Debertrand, explained what they will be using the grant for: The active regions of the brain trigger rapid and local elevations of blood flow ensure an adequate supply of nutrients and oxygen. This process is known as neurovascular coupling requires a precise communication from astrocytes to arterioles. Using CADASIL mouse model developed by our collaborator Dr. Anne Joutel, we will test whether the presence of a CADASIL-causing mutation in the NOTCH3 gene alters the communication between astrocytes and arterioles during neurovascular coupling.


CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy) is a RARE GENETIC hereditary autosomal dominant disease affecting all the small cerebral arteries. It causes subcortical infarcts and damages the white matter (leukoencephalopathy) and it is due to various mutations of the Notch3 gene situated on chromosome 19. Read more

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Professor Hugues Chabriat, the Head of the Department of Neurology in University Hospital Lariboisiere and Coordinator of the Referral Centre for Rare Cerebrovascular Diseases (www.cervco.fr) in Paris, France.

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