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The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is our landmark study launched in 2010 to deepen knowledge of Parkinson's and to better understand its onset and progression to speed the development of new treatments. Learn the latest news from the study here.


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    My Research Journey: From Falling Out of Bed to Participating in a Parkinson’s Study

    When Otis Peeples learned about the connection between REM sleep behavior disorder and Parkinson’s, he took action and joined a research study.

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    My Research Journey: On the Road for PPMI

    JP Smith shares his experience traveling to a medical center for a PPMI screening visit.

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    My Research Journey: Participating for Family

    Jerry Pollack explains why he participates in the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative to honor his family members who had Parkinson’s.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Progress, Findings and New Initiatives Shared at Annual Meeting

    As our landmark Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative enrolls participants as part of its massive expansion, study leaders came together for the study's annual meeting to discuss…

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    Good Morning America Explores the Connection Between Sleep and Parkinson's

    In case you missed it on TV this week, ABC’s Good Morning America correspondent Will Reeve explored why scientists are studying the connection between REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and Parkinson…

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    Read All About It! The Fox Focus on Parkinson’s: PPMI — The Study that Could Change Everything

    In our Fox Focus on Parkinson’s: PPMI Special Edition newsletter, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) looks at our landmark study — its growth since first launching in 2010 and how its expansion has…

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