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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.

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    Your Input Is Needed to Establish a More Effective Path to New PD Treatments

    The proposed "Roadmap for Treatments that Make a Difference in Parkinson's Disease" is available for review and comment until September 15, 2019.

  • Charting the Genetics of Parkinson's Disease

    Ask the PhD: Parkin, PINK1 and Parkinson’s

    In our Ask the PhD series, staff scientists and grantees provide a deep dive into important aspects of our research portfolio and priorities.

  • User on Fox Insight Webpage

    How Reliable Is Self-reported Data?

    A study shows 82 percent agreement between self-reported diagnosis of an atypical parkinsonism and an investigator’s diagnosis after a video evaluation.

  • Four beakers lined up on a table in a lab.

    Study Finds Link Between Infections and Parkinson’s

    Recent findings shed new light on the interplay of genetics and the immune system in Parkinson’s disease.

  • Two New Parkinson's Drugs Approaching Market: FDA Set to Rule on Novel Treatments Funded by MJFF in Early Development

    Sinemet CR Discontinued but Other Options Available

    Soon brand name Sinemet CR will no longer be available. If you take this drug, talk with your doctor about generic alternatives and other treatment options.

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    MJFF Recognized for Our Commitment to Data Sharing

    Last month at the annual meeting of the Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium, MJFF received the Data Sharing Pioneer Award.

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