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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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    Episode 15: Innovative Fellowship Program is Training Tomorrow's Parkinson's Leaders with Rachel Dolhun

    The Edmond J. Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation created the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders with the goal of growing the global base of movement disorders…

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    Episode 14: Evidence Linking Parkinson's Disease Risk and Environmental Exposure to Trichloroethylene (TCE) with Sam Goldman

    Dr. Sam Goldman discusses his research on environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease, focusing on recently published studies examining Parkinson's disease risk in veterans at Camp…

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    What We Fund: $34.2M Toward Light Therapy for Sleep, Freezing of Gait and More

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announces 63 grants that total more than $34.2 million awarded in February and March 2024.

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    Episode 13: New Advances in Neurosurgical Interventions for Parkinson's Disease with Doris Wang

    With new technology and an ever-expanding understanding of the function of the nervous system and the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, neurosurgical interventions are becoming more…

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    Results of Parkinson’s Trial for Diabetes Drug Lixisenatide Published

    In April 2024, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a Phase 2 clinical trial of a diabetes drug lixisenatide, testing whether the medication could slow progression of Parkinson’s…

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    Episode 12: Accelerating Discovery by Developing and Distributing Research Tools with Nicole Polinski

    Our guest Dr. Nicole K. Polinski, Director of Research Resources at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research discusses her role in the organization, the wide variety of tools available…

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