Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present on December 16, 2016 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital for the announcement of the donation of $20 million by the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum family. This gift, which McGill University calls “transformative”, will help to establish the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, to facilitate the sharing of neuroscience findings worldwide to accelerate the discovery of leading edge therapeutics to treat neurological conditions.
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.
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 is finally here! Special thanks to the Allergan International Foundation for their generous support of this package.