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9/12/14 - Mahlon DeLong Earns Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
The DMRF congratulates Dr. Mahlon DeLong on being named the 2014 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award with Dr. Alim Louis Benabid for their roles in developing deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus.

7/23/14 - TorsinA Variants Play a Role in Dystonia Development
An international team of researchers has revealed that variants of the human protein torsinA may be implicated in the development of dystonia.

6/24/14 - Studies Advance Understanding of Dystonia and Related Brain Circuitry
Recent studies are shedding light on neural networks involved in dystonia and lessons learned from looking at dystonia in the context of other neurodevelopmental diseases

6/24/14 - Researchers Evaluate Promising Potential Drug Candidate and Discover Dystonia Risk Factors
Several DMRF-funded studies represent meaningful advances toward a better understanding of dystonia and possible directions toward new treatment and diagnostic strategies.

6/20/14 - DMRF-Funded Research Reveals Surprising New Findings about DYT1 Dystonia
A team of researchers has published a study linking abnormal torsinA to loss of cells in specific brain structures responsible for movement and overt dystonia symptoms in mice.

5/30/14 - Dystonia Research Update Webinar
Chief Scientific Officer Jan Teller, PhD provides highlights of recent dystonia research and DMRF's science activities.

5/06/14 - DMRF-Funded Researchers Discover First TorsinA Chaperone Protein: BiP Revealed as Potential Therapeutic Target
A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals a critical new clue about the origins of dystonia.

1/17/14 - Dystonia Included in DOD Medical Research Program with Increased Funding
Congress passed an appropriations bill that included dystonia on the list of eligible conditions for the Department of Defense’s Peer Review Medical Research Program.

1/6/14 - DMRF-Funded Researchers Discover Possible New Clue in Cervical Dystonia
A DMRF-funded study that was recently published in the medical journal Movement Disorders adds another clue to the genetic basis for cervical dystonia.

12/17/13 - Mahlon DeLong Awarded Breakthrough Prize
The DMRF extends heartfelt congratulations to DMRF's Medical and Scientific Director, Mahlon DeLong, MD of Emory University, for being awarded a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.
12/03/13 - DMRF Partners with Dystonia Coalition to Prepare for Clinical Trials
A recent article in the medical journal Neurotherapeutics provides a framework for testing new dystonia therapies in clinical trials.

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