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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.


  • Gene Therapy to Enhance Levodopa Response Progressing in Clinical Trials

    New Parkinson’s Drug Formulation Shows Positive Phase III Trial Results

    In a Phase III clinical trial, Neuroderm’s liquid, under-the-skin levodopa/carbidopa controls symptoms better than levodopa pills in people with progressing Parkinson’s.

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    Research Roundup: Recruiting Studies for Better Parkinson’s Treatment

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares studies recruiting volunteers aimed to treat Parkinson’s.

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    What We Fund: $30M Toward Innovative Parkinson’s Diagnostic Tools and Disease Modifying Therapies

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces 57 grants that total more than $30 million to studies that advance Parkinson’s research and validate targeted therapies.

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    New Study Shows the Incidence of Parkinson’s in the U.S. Is Nearly 50 Percent Higher than Previous Estimates

    A new study shows the annual incidence of Parkinson’s disease among older adults in the U.S. is nearly 50 percent higher than previous estimates.

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    Glove Shows Potential to Ease Parkinson’s Motor Symptoms

    Researchers at Stanford Medicine have developed a glove aimed at alleviating motor symptoms caused by Parkinson’s disease (PD). Here's what people in the PD community need to know about the…

  • Pharma Company Buys Up MJFF-funded Biotech and Motor Symptom Therapy

    Filling Out the Roster of Parkinson’s Disease Therapies

    We review different kinds of therapeutic approaches in testing to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease with some examples of each.

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