Browse current and past press releases from The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
September 07, 2001
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is leading a $2.2 million research initiative to produce a cell line specifically designed to advance the study and treatment of Parkinson's disease.
The desired cell line, or self-replicating colony of cells, would meet a number of pre-determined criteria of the mid-brain dopamine-producing neurons. These neurons are the type of nerve cells lost in Parkinson's disease -- a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder affecting more...
January 01, 2001
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is pleased to announce the establishment of its first grant program for Parkinson's disease research. Effective immediately, the Foundation is soliciting investigator-initiated grant applications for a first round of funding. These grants will be "fast-tracked" to allow for the Foundation to begin pursuing its mission immediately. The guidelines for proposals are as follows:
- Grants should involve research that could reasonably be expected