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Research News

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.

  • Map of Africa, East Asia and India where researchers are expanding genetic research for Parkinson's disease.

    New $5 Million Program Will Explore Parkinson’s Genetics in African, East Asian and Indian Populations

    Projects will analyze samples from more than 30,000 people to better define Parkinson’s genetics and point to new treatments.

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    What We Fund: $11 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    The selected projects reflect our research strategy to define, measure and treat Parkinson’s disease.

  • Survey on stem cell therapies for Parkinson's taken from the August 2019 Third Thursdays Webinar.

    Survey: Majority Would Have Parkinson’s Stem Cell Treatment

    More than 1,000 respondents said they would enroll in a Parkinson’s stem cell trial or have a stem cell treatment after it is proven safe and effective.

  • Ask the PhD: Big Data, Better Answers

    In our latest Ask the PhD video, two MJFF staff scientists talk about why data matters in Parkinson’s.

  • Researchers talking with couple in lab.

    Your Input Is Needed to Establish a More Effective Path to New PD Treatments

    The proposed "Roadmap for Treatments that Make a Difference in Parkinson's Disease" is available for review and comment until September 15, 2019.

  • Charting the Genetics of Parkinson's Disease

    Ask the PhD: Parkin, PINK1 and Parkinson’s

    In our Ask the PhD series, staff scientists and grantees provide a deep dive into important aspects of our research portfolio and priorities.

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