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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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    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


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


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    Ask the PhD: Understanding the Forms of Alpha-Synuclein

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

  • Dr. Marissa Dean speaking at a podium at the 2018 Edmond J. Safra "Fellowship Symposium Day."

    Edmond J. Safra Fellow Finds Passion in Education

    Dr. Marissa Dean completed an Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders in 2018 and enjoys equipping her patients with information they need.

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    A Brain Wave Test to Diagnose Parkinson’s?

    In a recent study, researchers saw differences on brain wave tests in people with and without Parkinson’s, suggesting that EEGs could be a potential diagnostic tool.

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