"The Foundation is taking a comprehensive approach to understanding the mystery of dystonia. Clues can come from a variety of sources. Since a large number of patients with Parkinson's disease develop dystonia, we have directed a portion of our research portfolio toward understanding the linkage between Parkinson's disease and dystonia. By linking Parkinson's disease and dystonia researchers together, we will accelerate our goal of curing dystonia."
- Ted Dawson, MD, PhD
Think Tank Furthers Collaboration
2011 Think Tank Focus
Connecting the Dots: How Can We Relate Circuit- and Systems-Level Mechanisms of Dystonia to the Genes and Proteins Which Trigger It?
For the tenth consecutive year, we brought together an international group of noted scientists and clinicians to exchange ideas about the most promising areas of research.
CLICK HERE to learn about all the discoveries made at this year's Think Tank.
The following grants were reviewed and selected by our Scientific Advisory Board at the end of 2011 for study in 2012. These grants provide seed money for innovative ideas to help find better treatments and cures for these devastating movement disorders.
Teaming Up With Michael J. Fox Foundation
Bachmann-Strauss continues to be the Michael J. Fox Foundation lead partner in studying dyskinesia - the involuntary, uncontrollable movements that are a frequent side effect of PD treatment and are distinct from the tremors commonly associated with Parkinson's disease.
Our new grant made to the Foundation will help fund the work of the MJFF Dyskinesia Working Group – a consortium of scientists collaborating to identify research projects that aim to tackle roadblocks that slow down the clinical testing of novel dyskinesia therapies.
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