Groundbreaking Investigations Seek Cure for Disabling Childhood Dystonia

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) announced its latest post-doctoral fellowship awards to advance research toward improved dystonia treatments and a cure. For more than 40 years, the DMRF has funded dystonia science and created opportunities for young investigators to establish careers in this growing field. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, affecting […]

RGS9-2 Protein Corrects Dopamine Imbalance in DYT1 Dystonia Models

A new study led by Antonio Pisani, MD, PhD of University of Rome Tor Vergata, offers new insights into the role of dopamine in DYT1 dystonia. It may also explain why DYT1 dystonia patients vary in their response to dopamine-boosting medications such as levodopa. The work of Dr. Pisani and his group may inspire new drug […]