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Dystonia Researcher Awarded $11.9 Million NIH Grant to Lead New Center for Neurological Voice Disorders

DMRF extends congratulations to Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD, Dr med, Director of laryngology research at Mass Eye and Ear, for being awarded an $11.9 million P50 Clinical Research Center Grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicable Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) to form a new multidisciplinary center across […]

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September is Dystonia Awareness Month

An estimated 250,000 people in the United States have dystonia, a chronic movement disorder affecting the brain and nervous system. It is the third most common movement disorder after essential tremor and Parkinson disease. Dystonia causes excessive, uncontrollable muscle spasms. The muscle spasms twist the body and limbs into involuntary movements and awkward postures. Estimates […]