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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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    Research Roundup: Five Parkinson’s Studies Need Volunteers

    In this research roundup blog, we share five Parkinson’s studies in need of volunteers.

  • Uncovering the Promise of c-Abl as a Therapeutic Target: Testing Available Treatments and Supporting New Therapies

    What We Fund: $10 Million to Explore Impact of COVID-19 Stress, Inflammation in the Gut and Wireless Deep Brain Stimulation

    In this bimonthly report, we review some of the 32 grants totaling more than $10 million we awarded in October and November.

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    Answering Your Questions from Our “Steps Closer to Stopping Parkinson's” Webinar

    Our expert panelists addressed several questions around treatments, environmental exposures and more.

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    MJFF Parkinson’s Program Teaches Health Care Trainees

    MJFF’s annual educational course teaches clinicians-in-training how to recognize Parkinson’s, care for people and families, and connect to the latest research.

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    “At Some Point You Have to Get Up and Do Something”: MJFF Honors the 110,000 Veterans Living with Parkinson’s

    For veterans, studies have linked military service to PD, including an association between head or brain injury and exposure to certain environmental factors like the herbicide Agent Orange.

  • Ask the MD: What Is Focused Ultrasound?

    FDA Approves Focused Ultrasound for More Parkinson’s Symptoms

    Focused ultrasound, a non-invasive surgical procedure, now is FDA-approved for Parkinson’s tremor, other motor symptoms, and dyskinesia.

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The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is changing how patients, families, doctors and scientists think about brain disease. Now it needs you.

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