Finding Treatments Finding treatments for the ataxias is crucial. In order to do this we support research that aims to identify pathological pathways and new drug targets, and also to test any promising therapies in cell and animal models. This is an important first step in finding treatments (see our section How Research Works for more info). For more information on the recent developments in finding treatments, click here. You can also view the following summaries from the International Ataxia Research Conference 2015 which took place in March, here: Genetic and molecular mechanisms of the ataxias Cellular and animal models of Friedreich's ataxia Cellular and animal models of other ataxiasCellular and systemic pathways Drug discovery and emerging therapeutic strategies To view some talks on treatment research, please take a look at the following links: Dr Mark Pook's talk on current drug treatments in Friedreich's ataxia. Dr Manolis Fanto's talk on Animal Models of Hereditary ataxia.