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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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    Supported by Early MJFF Investments, New Parkinson’s “Off” Therapy Receives FDA Approval

    The FDA recently approved a new Parkinson's medication — the second this year and the second MJFF funding made possible — for as-needed treatment of “off” time, when symptoms return between…

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    News in Context: One-Patient Parkinson’s Stem Cell Trial

    A “first of its kind” Parkinson’s stem cell trial recently reported data. Experts talk about the trial, results and future of PD stem cell research.


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    Ways to Advance Parkinson’s Research Online During COVID-19

    While some clinical trials have paused, there are still opportunities to contribute and advance Parkinson’s research from home.

  • A Note from Our CEO: Partnerships Foster Progress

    Our CEO on the Importance of Partnerships in Drug Research

    Our CEO Todd Sherer talks to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) about the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Parkinson’s Disease (AMP PD).

  • Latest Trials against Top Parkinson's Protein Alpha-synuclein

    News in Context: The PASADENA Study

    We talk to representatives from Roche and Prothena about the results of the PASADENA clinical trial of a potential Parkinson's therapy targeting alpha-synuclein.

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    Newly Approved Parkinson’s Drug Aims to Lessen “Off” Time

    The FDA approved a new Parkinson’s medication that works with levodopa to give better symptom control and less “off” time throughout the day.

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