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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.

  • Acquisition May Speed PD Therapies to Meet Unmet Needs

    Roundtable Explores How Clinical Outcome Assessments Could Improve Treatment for Parkinson’s

    Parkinson’s Disease Endpoints Roundtable hosted by MJFF, Parkinson’s UK and Parkinson Canada. Read more on how clinical outcome assessments could improve treatment options in PD.

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    Breaking News: Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Found

    New biomarker can reveal key pathology of Parkinson's disease and is a significant milestone in the search for a cure for Parkinson's disease.

  • Ken Griffin Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Competition B

    Promising Results and Next Steps in the “Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition”

    Today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announced the culmination of the “Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition,” a $10-million program launched in 2019 in pursuit of a game-changing…

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    Research Roundup: Parkinson’s Studies Recruiting for Everything from Smell Loss to Genetic Variants

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares recruiting studies aimed at treating Parkinson’s symptoms and slowing disease progression.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Predicting Cognitive Changes and Lipid Levels with a LRRK2 Mutation

    Read the latest scientific findings out of MJFF’s landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, including new insights related to cognitive changes, new LRRK2 findings and…

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