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In this paper, published in the Journal of Neuroscience October 2016, Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre and his collaborators tested a hypothesis that cellular stress induced in the mouse brain will cause torsinA malfunction.
Although the mice under such stress did not show motor dysfunction, the investigators found several changes in brain metabolism, especially involving calcium. They uncovered an interaction between DYT1 genotype and calcium dynamics in neurons.
The Dystonia Patient Care Package was made possible thanks to the Allergan International Foundation.
DMRF Scientific Director Dr. Mahlon DeLong has made pioneering discoveries in the neuroscience of movement and movement disorders that contributed greatly to the resurgence of functional stereotaxic surgery for these disorders. His long-time leadership at the DMRF has been transformational and inspired many in the dystonia field.
The focus of the Dystonia Survey was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the experiences, fears, feelings and thoughts of Canadians living with dystonia, to help the DMRF Canada develop a long-term strategy for better supporting this patient population.