New Findings in Dystonia - Dr. Simonyan's research is highlighted in the Spring 2018 issue of Harvard Otolaryngology.
“Continuation of [dystonia] research is vital in determining the exact causes and mechanisms of this disorder. This knowledge will be crucial for the future development of novel diagnostic procedures and advanced treatments, which will offer hope to so many people worldwide.”
Laura de Lima Xavier, MD, presented her latest study on environmental factors for developing spasmodic dysphonia, which showed that stressors influencing the sensory feedback from the larynx and upper respiratory tract represent major risk factors and are associated with abnormal cortical sensorimotor integration.
Laura De Lima Xavier, MD, will be presenting a poster entitled "Differences in Brain Activity among Different Voice Tremor Phenotypes" at the 1st International Tremor Congress at Columbia University, New York, May 11-12, 2018.