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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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    This Investor Is Spurring Scientists to Race for a Game-changing Parkinson's Research Tool

    In September, MJFF launched the “Ken Griffin Alpha­-synuclein Imaging Competition.”

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    A Graduating Class for Parkinson’s Clinical Care

    In 2014, MJFF and longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, established The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders to address the growing need of movement disorder specialists. 

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    Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Parkinson’s Research

    Two new programs launched this summer, which aim to engage people previously underrepresented in Parkinson’s research. 

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    Nilotinib Safe but Does Not Show Promise of Benefit in NILO-PD Trial

    The NILO-PD study -- led by Northwestern University and a coalition of patient and research groups including MJFF -- has found no clinically meaningful benefit or biological effect in people with…

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    DBS Could Interfere with Swimming Ability, Cautions New Research

    New research reports nine people could no longer swim after deep brain stimulation for PD; alerts patients, families and doctors of potential risk.

  • AMP PD Knowledge Portal.

    AMP PD Partnership Launches “Invaluable Resource” for Parkinson’s Research

    This important resource combines data from several large studies to spur new research for Parkinson’s. 

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