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November 9, 2016 - 11:49am

He is five years old now.   It has been four years since his accident.

While other boys his age run, and play and pretend to be a superhero, police officer or fireman, Jesse sits, his small body involuntary twisting, his back tensing, his arms outstretched.  He still cannot walk although he is learning to crawl.

November 8, 2016 - 11:15am

Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday.

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 is finally here! Special thanks to the Allergan International Foundation for their generous support of this package.

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.