Every other month DMRF Canada publishes Going Forward; our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
What's Making News
Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the marketing, availability, and consumption of cannabis (marijuana) products in Canada and the United States. There is renewed interest within segments of the research community to explore its use to treat numerous diseases and conditions.
The Greater Vancouver Area Dystonia Support Group will be participating in this year’s 5K Scotiabank Charity Challenge on Sunday, June 28, 2020. DMRF Canada welcomes all those in the dystonia community and others in the Vancouver area to participate.
Genetic discoveries have been guiding dystonia research for a number of years now. Typically, once new genes have been discovered a quest for understanding the role of their corresponding proteins begins.
A separate line of studies explores the musician’s dystonia thanks to the James C. Kilik Memorial Research Awards. In one of the projects, Robert Chen at the University of Toronto (Canada) is investigating how modulating the functional connectivity of the cerebellum affect musician's dystonia