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Read the latest developments, reporting and analysis from the world of Parkinson's research, including progress made in studies, tools and collaborations funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation.


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    A Global Network of PD Doctors: Getting to Know the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

    The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders, launched in 2014 with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, was created to help build a global network of Parkinson’s doctors.

  • Update on Alpha-synuclein Therapies in Clinical Trials

    Research Roundup: Studies Offer More Shots on Goal Toward Cures

    We share four research studies looking for volunteers — people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

  • Fox Trial Finder Expands to Accelerate Research in Atypical Parkinsonism

    What about Adenosine? Another Target for Therapies and Perhaps Lowering Risk

    Targeting the adenosine brain chemical pathway helps improve symptoms during “off” episodes and may play a role in lowering Parkinson’s risk.

  • Testing Materials

    What We Fund: $21 Million to Ease Symptoms, Profile Genes and Test for the “Parkinson’s Scent"

    In this bimonthly report, we review some of the 46 grants totaling more than $21 million we awarded in June and July.

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    Major Deal Pushes Parkinson’s Vaccine Further in Testing

    AFFiRiS and AC Immune, both Michael J. Fox Foundation grantees, announced a partnership that will advance a vaccine to lower levels of Parkinson’s protein alpha-synuclein.

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    MJFF Research Fellow Works to ‘Untangle the Roots’ of Medical Mistrust and Clinical Trial Participation

    To help understand the complex barriers to research participation, we spoke with Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Fellow — a partnership with the Community Access, Recruitment and Engagement (CARE)…

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