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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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    MJFF and Sage Bionetworks Launch Data Challenge

    BEAT-PD is a data challenge designed to benchmark new methods to predict Parkinson’s disease progression. 

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    What We Fund: $15 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    Foundation-funded research lays groundwork to deepen understanding of Parkinson's and speed breakthroughs.

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    FDA Reviewing New Treatment for “Off” Episodes

    Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted its New Drug Application for apomorphine sublingual film.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Streamlined Data, Genetic Indicators and Cognitive Decline Predictors

    Data from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative has been downloaded more than 5 million times. View recent findings and updates from the study.

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward: Parkinson’s Research Progress and Plans


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    This Investor Is Spurring Scientists to Race for a Game-changing Parkinson's Research Tool

    In September, MJFF launched the “Ken Griffin Alpha­-synuclein Imaging Competition.”

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