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DMRF Research Awards Advance Understanding of Dystonia

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) has announced the latest research grant and fellowship awards to advance progress toward improved dystonia treatment options and ultimately a cure. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, affecting approximately 250,000 Americans and potentially millions worldwide. “The pace of dystonia research has been accelerating faster and faster, and […]

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Discovery Begins with Imagination

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) was founded on the promise two parents made to their child. 45 years ago, Sam and Fran Belzberg vowed to do whatever it took to find answers for their newly diagnosed daughter and for people everywhere living with dystonia. They imagined a future without dystonia and the DMRF’s commitment […]

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DMRF Research Grants Fund Diverse Investigations into Dystonia Origins

Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by excessive muscle contractions that cause abnormal movements and postures. Dystonia is not caused by pathology in a specific brain structure, but by dysfunctional circuits of communication between multiple brain areas responsible for coordinating and controlling body movement. Despite substantial progress made in understanding various aspects of dystonia, there […]

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40+ Years of DMRF Research Achievements

“DMRF initiated, supported, stimulated, and catalyzed essential scientific and medical efforts that created the modern dystonia field.” -Jan Teller, MA, PhD Chief Scientific Advisor Nearly 45 years ago, the DMRF began the ambitious mission to find a dystonia cure. Since that time, the Foundation has provided funding to 270+ investigators and has grown the field […]

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Quick Questions with Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Jan Teller

This article originally appeared in the Dystonia Dialogue. The DMRF leads a global research effort, grounded in the belief that the best service the Foundation can provide the dystonia community is to work every day toward improved therapies and a cure. Jan Teller, MA, PhD, DMRF’s Chief Scientific Advisor since 2006, recently commented on a […]