News & Events
Purchase a Vale Jewelry Star of Hope Bracelet
100% of the net proceeds goes to the Foundation.
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Cars for Dystonia & Parkinson's Raises over $27,000 this year!!
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Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research 2012 Raises More Money Than Ever!
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The 20th Annual Golf Invitational raised over $1.9 million for dystonia and Parkinson's medical research!
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Bachmann-Strauss in the Press!
Click here to check out a featured story on Bachmann-Strauss in New York Social Diary.
CHECK OUT THE BACHMANN-STRAUSS SHUTTERFLY PHOTO SITE!
You can view all of our photos, share them with friends and family and even save them for your own personal use!
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The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 by Louis Bachmann(1916-2000) and Bonnie Strauss. The Foundation was started to encourage new research and scientists in the fields of dystonia and Parkinson disease, and to heighten awareness about the diseases. (Read More)
Meet our Junior Spokeperson - Jake Silverman
Jake Silverman is a Millburn High School junior who enjoys boating, fishing, biking, the New York Yankees, and ice cream. At the age of ten, he was diagnosed with early onset dystonia. After failed attempts to control Jake's disorder with medication, he underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery in 2008. This past January, Jake underwent additional surgery to replace a failing stimulator battery in his chest...READ MORE
New Discovery of a Mutation in the DYT4 Gene
The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation's 2011 grant recipient Christine Klein, MD, Professor of Neurology and the Schilling Professor of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics at the University of Lübeck, Germany, has identified the mutation in the DYT4, a dominantly inherited form of spasmodic dysphonia.
New Gene Discovered for Dystonia!
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation is proud to be a part of something this monumental in the dystonia community! After funding a research study led by Laurie Ozelius, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, an amazing discovery was made! "The discovery identifies the human G α olf (GNAL) gene, the first PTD gene that directly points to the dopamine signal transduction system as the origin of pathophysiology. The research provides the potential opportunity for developing new treatments, and prenatal screening tests."
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Where There's a Will There's a Way
A story about the dedication and determination of our TEAM Bachmann-Strauss ING NYC Marathon runners in surpassing $1 million in needed funds for dystonia and Parkinson's disease research even after the cancellation of this year's marathon due to Hurricane Sandy.
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Foundation's Think Tank Topic of Optogenetics featured on Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's Website
NARSAD Grantees Speak at National Conference on Optogenics
The Foundation is a proud member of the Dystonia Coalition.
The Dystonia Coalition is a collaboration of medical researchers and patient advocacy groups that is working to advance the pace of clinical and translational research in the dystonias to find better treatments and a cure.