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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.

  • Watch and Learn: Gaining Insight on Parkinson's Using Wearable Technology

    What We Fund: $28M toward Therapies to Stop Disease, a Test for Voice Changes and a Genetic Profiling Study Using Stem Cells

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announces 50 grants totaling more than $28 million awarded in February and March toward scientific discoveries that may lead to new treatments and cures for…

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    MJFF Confers Annual J. William Langston Award to Scientific Advisor Brit Mollenhauer, MD

    This award honoring an MJFF advisor recognizes Mollenhauer’s contributions to our Foundation strategy and patient impact.

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    “Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease: Please Don’t Waste the Golden Year”

    People early in their disease course are critical partners in research toward cures. In this blog, we highlight some studies recruiting people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s and not yet taking…

  • More Medication but Fewer Side Effects

    News in Context: Cholesterol Medication and Parkinson’s

    New study suggests cholesterol-lowering statin medications may decrease risk of Parkinson’s. These findings add to a conflicting area of research.

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    Research Roundup: Studies Need People with and without Parkinson’s to Speed Progress

    In this research roundup blog, we share a range of studies in need of volunteers. Some collect information on health and disease; others test new therapies.

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    Breaking News: Critical Advance Announced in Imaging the Living Parkinson’s Brain

    A tracer to visualize alpha-synuclein in the brains of people living with Parkinson’s is one of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s top research priorities.

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