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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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    Deep Brain Stimulation Gets Personal

    While deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to treat PD for over 20 years, new advances in the technology are helping make it more personalized to improve quality of life for people living with…

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    Study Highlights the Importance of Patient-Family-Doctor Relationships in Parkinson’s Care

    The Parkinson's Disease Education Consortium supported a study that asked care partners of people with Parkinson’s disease psychosis to write a letter to their care recipient’s doctor.

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    Building Trust and Awareness to Make Research Welcoming to All

    Most Parkinson’s research to date has not fully represented all people who live with PD. To ensure that the breakthrough treatments we seek benefit the widest range of people affected by Parkinson’s,…

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    What Causes Parkinson’s? Four New Projects Look for Contributors in Environment

    Grantees are reviewing records for connections between Parkinson’s and air pollution, pesticides and exposures seen in military service.

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    Neurology Today Profiles MJFF’s Fox Insight Principal Investigator Carlie Tanner, MD, PhD: “You couldn’t ask for more from a scientific career.”

    Earlier this month, Fox Insight principal investigator Carlie Tanner, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at the Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco, was featured…

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    PPMI: Our Study to Predict and Prevent Parkinson’s Needs You

    For more than 10 years, thousands of patients, scientists and volunteers have contributed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative …

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