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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Announces $6 Million in New Research Initiatives
June 27, 2002
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) today announced $6 million in two new research initiatives, both to be awarded and funded by year-end:
- $4 million in Fast Track 2002 grants. This is an investigator-initiated program that considers a broad range of research applications relevant to the cure, cause, prevention or improved treatment of Parkinson's disease. This annual program aims to stimulate novel, innovative and/or high-impact approaches to the field.
- $2 million
May 21, 2002
Michael J. Fox, actor and founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), will testify Wednesday May 22nd before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on the status of federal funding for Parkinson's research. Joining Fox are legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie Ali in their first appearance on Parkinson's research before the Subcommittee.
Fox's testimony will focus on the need for Congress to increase fed...Read More
April 08, 2002
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announces a $2 million research initiative to develop or validate conclusive diagnostic tests, or "biomarkers", for Parkinson's disease. There is currently no definitive lab or behavior test to diagnose Parkinson's -- a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder affecting over one million Americans and millions more worldwide.
MJFF is requesting investigator-initiated proposals to study or identify potential biomarkers for the onse...Read More
March 06, 2002
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announced today that it has awarded nine grants totaling nearly $4.4 million to researchers pursuing the development of a cell line specifically designed to advance the study and treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). The awards double the funding amount originally committed to the research initiative, and will fund nine stem cell projects in the United States and Sweden.
The desired cell lines, or self-regenerating colony of cells, ...Read More