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August 8, 2017 - 10:50am

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DMRF Canada is pleased to announce the launch of an annual one-year clinical fellowship to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical career in movement disorders with a focus on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins. In 2017, this program will support fellows through a grant from Allergan.

July 27, 2017 - 4:49pm


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We are thrilled to announce we recently received the much-needed funding to launch a support program specifically for parents of children and teens who have dystonia, as well as the children and teens who are affected by the disorder.

July 11, 2017 - 9:59am

According to the research, the childhood-onset motor disorder DYT6 dystonia is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the transcription factor THAP1, but the neurodevelopmental processes in which THAP1 participates are unknown.

June 15, 2017 - 3:28pm

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a model and hypothesis to explain the origins of blepharospasm, a focal dystonia of the eyelid and brow muscles that cause involuntary blinking and eye closure.