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New Dystonia Drug Candidates Discovered

Several research teams reported major advances in the development of new drugs to treat movement disorders including dystonia. In one of the preclinical studies, investigators have identified several compounds that retain the beneficial effects of anticholinergic drugs like Artane® while eliminating side effects. Another research group successfully corrected dystonic brain abnormalities in mice with a […]

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On Target: Drug Discovery Efforts Pursue New & Improved Treatment

This article originally appeared in the Dystonia Dialogue. Drug discovery and development efforts are an important part of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation’s (DMRF) multi-faceted science strategy. “The dystonia community cannot wait for pharmaceutical and biotech companies to necessarily get interested in dystonia on their own,” explains Jan Teller, MA, PhD, DMRF’s Chief Scientific Advisor. […]