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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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    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.

  • Yoga and Meditation May Help Prevent Mental Decline

    New Study: Yoga Lessens Parkinson’s Anxiety and Depression

    A new study suggests a regular yoga practice can reduce Parkinson’s mood symptoms.

  • 'Scientific American' Talks LRRK2 and Parkinson's Research with MJFF CEO Todd Sherer

    PPMI Dispatch: Findings and New Initiatives Shared at the Annual Meeting

    Investigators from the landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative shared recent findings and initiatives to better define, measure and treat the disease.

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    What We Fund: $10 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announces 39 new grant awards totaling more than $10 million.


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    Four New Funded Studies Use Data to Identify Parkinson’s Prevention or Treatment Options


  • Aerial view of Capital Building

    Study Finds Parkinson’s $52 Billion Economic Burden Double Previous Estimates


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