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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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    Don’t Miss MJFF’s New Webinar Series on Parkinson’s R&D

    Thanks to all of you — our moderators, panelists, viewers and sponsors — the new Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Webinars series is already a success.

  • Ken Griffin Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Competition

    Three Teams Win the “Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition”  

    Three teams will pursue unique approaches to develop this game-changing research tool.

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    Research Perspective: Alpha-Synuclein Imaging

    Over the last 10 years, researchers have made impressive strides in the development of an alpha-synuclein imaging agent.

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    News in Context: Progress of “Long Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s”

    The New York Times reports a blood test for the protein tau may help identify people with Alzheimer’s even before symptoms arise.

  • First Drug Approved for Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease

    Dyskinesia Drug Gocovri Also May Decrease “Off” Time

    New research suggests Gocovri, approved to treat dyskinesia (involuntary movement), also may lessen “off” time — when Parkinson’s symptoms are not controlled.

  • 7 Ways to Help Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease

    Study Illuminates How People with Parkinson’s Experience Fatigue

    Researchers used Fox Insight, MJFF’s online clinical study, to understand how people with Parkinson’s experience fatigue.

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