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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.


  • Theresa Lin, Sarah Simon, Katherine Leaver, Sonya Elango, Susan Bressman, Deborah Raymond, Rachel Saunders-Pullman

    Research Community Thanks Parkinson’s Study Participants

    Research volunteers advance understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Foundation staff and partners recently thanked local participants.

  • When Life Gives you Parkinson's

    ‘When Life Gives You Parkinson’s’: Podcast Talks to MJFF about Deep Brain Stimulation

    The latest "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" episode posed the question — “Deep Brain Stimulation, Is It Worth It?” — and covered research on DBS and the experiences of people living…

  • Female researcher pipetting in the lab.

    Research Roundup: New Gene Therapy Trial Begins Recruiting

    Prevail Therapeutics is now recruiting for Propel, its clinical trial of a gene therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease in people with GBA mutations.

  • MJFF Working Together

    A Prescription for Brain Disease Research

    In this essay for the Milken Institute, Michael J. Fox Foundation CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, calls for community and transparency to drive brain disease research.

  • Female researcher in the lab wearing goggles while looking at a scan on the computer screen.

    What We Fund: $5.6 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    The selected projects reflect our research strategy to define, measure and treat Parkinson’s disease.

  • Brittany Meyer participating as a healthy control in a clinical trial.

    My Experience as a Healthy Participant in a Clinical Trial

    Senior Associate Director of Public Policy, Brittany Meyer, details her experience participating in a clinical trial at the NIH.

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