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Causes: Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations

Mission: Cure dystonia now inc. Is committed to advancing research for more and/or improved treatments, and ultimately a cure, for dystonia.

Programs: The foundation is presently working with several of the pre-eminent scientists in the field of dystonia, who comprise our medcial and scientific advisory council (msac). The msac conducts peer-review of research applications, sets the direction of research and makes recommendations to the board for funding research. In 2016, the foundation funded three grants (1) "induced pluripotent stem cells in dyt1 dystonia", (2) "structural and biochemical analysis of torsina", a collaborative funding with the dystonia medical research foundation (dmrf),(3) "dissecting the function and regulation of the torsina-lap1 holoenzyme", also a collaborative funding with the dystonia medical research foundation (dmrf).

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