The Foundation supports research that can lead to the creation of better Parkinson's treatments. Here you can search previously awarded grants by keyword, program name, researcher name, institution or organization name and/or year.
FUNDED GRANTS ( 3)
Research Grant, 2015
The Michael J. Fox Foundation Imaging Consortium has identified several promising compounds that bind specifically to alpha-synuclein fibrils, the clumps of protein that accumulate in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease. We will perform experiments to determine where on the fibrils these agents interact with alpha-synuclein and whether all the agents interact in the same ...
Researchers: Chad M. Rienstra, PhD
An objective and valid trait and state biomarker of Parkinson’s disease will help therapeutic development by providing a measure to help confirm diagnosis (trait), and track disease progression (state). The purpose of this project is to further develop diffusion tensor imaging as a non-invasive trait biomarker for Parkinson’s disease.
The scientific pla...
Target Validation, 2005
It has become increasingly clear that the death of mid-brain neurons in Parkinson's disease patients is associated with the activation of certain enzymes that add sugar units onto various proteins. In addition, provocative data suggests that compounds that strongly and selectively inhibit these enzymes would be powerful neuroprotective agents. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons it has been di...
Researchers: Paul J. Hergenrother, PhD