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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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    New MJFF-Funded Project Continues Biomarker Momentum

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) awarded a $10 million grant to Octave® Bioscience, Inc. for a project to work toward the discovery, development and validation of a new…

  • Pioneer in LRRK2 Biology, Dario Alessi, PhD, Awarded the Robert A. Pritzker Prize

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) awarded the 2023 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research to Dario Alessi, PhD, at a ceremony on November 11 in…

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    News in Context: Early Positive Results of Electrical Spinal Stimulation for Parkinson’s Patients

    A global team of researchers captured the attention of the scientific world with a publication in Nature Medicine in November outlining success in using electrical spinal cord stimulation to address…

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    Episode 2: Understanding Sleep Differences in Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Amy Amara

    Sleep impacts our lives in many different ways, and Dr. Amy Amara joins us in this episode to discuss her career and findings from her research on sleep in Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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    MJFF Hosts Annual Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference, Convenes Field Leaders to Foster Collaborations and Share Research Findings

    Scientists Discuss the State of Drug Development, from New Targets to Patient Input

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    What We Fund: $74.1M Toward Research into the “Powerhouse” of the Cell, Its Role in PD and Much More

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announces 76 grants that total more than $74.1 million awarded in August and September 2023. These projects aim to support development of symptomatic and disease…

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