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October 19, 2016 - 11:47am

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.

October 17, 2016 - 12:45pm

Going Forward Patient Package

The Dystonia Patient Care Package was made possible thanks to the Allergan International Foundation. 

September 12, 2016 - 10:48am

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.

August 22, 2016 - 3:46pm

We're pleased to announce the results of the first ever Dystonia Canada Survey are now available.  Real Patients. Real Answers: The Dystonia Canada Report is available in print and online. You can see the online version here.

To order a copy in print, please email your request to: info@dystoniacanada.org

June 1, 2016 - 8:52pm

TORONTO, (June 1st, 2016) – Former NHL player Rem Murray is lending his star power to this year’s Chuck’s Run for Dystonia in an effort to shine a light on this debilitating movement disorder affecting approximately 50,000 Canadians. Not only is Rem participating in the 5km run but, diagnosed in 2004, he’s sharing his personal and painful dystonia story to help raise awareness and much needed research funds for this relatively unknown disorder.