Myoclonus-Dystonia Research Program

The DMRF manages a special program to stimulate research into myoclonus-dystonia supported by the Brown Family Foundation. Myoclonus-dystonia is an inherited movement disorder characterized by a combination of rapid, jerking muscle contractions (myoclonus) and sustained twisting and repetitive movements (dystonia). Although relatively rare, research on myoclonus-dystonia is revealing insights that may be applicable to the mechanism and genetics of all inherited dystonias. Experts from around the globe convened at the most recent Myoclonus-Dystonia Workshop, February 18–19, 2016.
Two new myoclonus-dystonia grants are planned for 2016. Stay tuned for more details.