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Dystonias Press Releases

The basal ganglia and the cerebellum

Dystonia Can Originate in Part of the Brain Commonly Overlooked
Friday, Jun 17, 2011
The exact causes of dystonia vary and are not well understood in the majority of cases, but for decades the disorder has been linked to abnormalities in a part of the brain called the basal ganglia. A study published in Nature Neuroscience lends support to the notion that a brain structure called the cerebellum also plays an important role.

Dystonia Protein Linked to Problem Common in Other Neurological Disorders
Monday, Mar 24, 2003
A new study links the protein that is impaired in the movement disorder torsion dystonia to a problem that is common to many neurological diseases. The finding may point to new treatments for dystonia, Parkinson's disease, and other disorders.
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