News and Updates

Swimming for a Cure

The Kurt B. Seydow Dystonia Foundation is proud to be an honored recipient of Minnesota-based swimmer, Matt Montgomery’s “Open Water Swim for Dystonia”! Matt will be swimming this year’s annual, Point to La Pointe in Lake Superior on July 29 th , 2017. A 2.1 mile... read more

Meet The Research Team

MEET the RESEARCH TEAM We’d like to introduce you to a few of the researchers who are working to find more effective treatments for Dystonia, Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Jerrold Vitek, MD, Ph.D. McKnight Professor| Head – Department of... read more

2017 Kites2Kure Dystonia Event

2017 Kites2Kure Dystonia Event Please join us for the 2017 KBSDF Kites2Kure Dystonia event at Historic Boom Island Park in Minneapolis, MN on Sunday June 4, 2017 from Noon to 3pm CDT. Corporate and Private Custom Super Kites available for sponsorship to raise funding... read more

Update From the Research Team December 16, 2016

Update From the Research Team December 16, 2016 Dr. Joshua Aman, Ph.D. Our goal at the University of Minnesota is to understand the altered brain signals as they relate to specific movement disorders and to develop treatment regimens that are specifically tailored to... read more

The clinical phenomenology and associations of trick maneuvers in Cervical Dystonia

Sensory trick is an unusual clinical feature in cervical dystonia that attenuates disease symptoms by slight touch to a specific area of the face or head. Using a semi-quantitative questionnaire-based stud of 197 patients with idiopathic cervical dystonia, we sought to determine probable pathophysiologic correlates with the wider aim of examining its eventual clinical significance. Continue Reading

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An update from the research team…

An update from the research team… UMN Udall Center and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Research Dr. Gregory F. Molnar, PhD November, 2016 The University of Minnesota was recently named a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research by the... read more

Letter From the Research Team…

August 29, 2016 Letter from the research team…Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by sustained or intermittent muscle contraction causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements and postures that are typically patterned, twisting and may be tremulous. Symptoms... read more
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