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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.

  • Ask the MD: Expanded Indication for DBS in Parkinson's

    FDA Approves New DBS Device that Measures Brain Activity

    The latest deep brain stimulation device offers a new tool to help optimize treatment: the device itself.

  • ProSavin Trial Results: Once Again, a Gene Therapy Approach to Parkinson’s Yields Encouraging Safety Data but Modest Efficacy

    What We Fund: $16.5 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    The Foundation recently funded 19 new projects at a total of $16.5 million to continue advancing critical Parkinson's research.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Closer to Predicting Disease Progression and Symptoms

    Findings from our Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative study point to potential ways to measure progression and predict disease.

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    Nuplazid Submitted to FDA for Treating Psychosis in People with Dementia

    Nuplazid, approved to treat psychosis in people with Parkinson’s, now is at the FDA for potential expanded use to treat psychosis in people with dementia.

  • BEAT PD DREAM Challenge

    MJFF and Sage Bionetworks Announce Winners of the BEAT-PD DREAM Challenge

    MJFF and Sage Bionetworks announce the winners of the BEAT-PD DREAM Challenge,

  • AAN Science Highlights images of a phone and computer screen

    2020 Science Highlights from the American Academy of Neurology

    In substitution of its annual meeting, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is sharing scientific presentations and presenting research online.

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