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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.


  • Research Testing

    PPMI Dispatch: Identifying Differences in Disease Profiles and Impact on Quality of Life

    Findings from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative show differences in symptoms among participants with genetic mutations and compare automatic functions over time with quality of life.

  • User on Fox Insight Webpage

    Understanding 'Off' Time

    A new paper published in Movement Disorders, which used data from Fox Insight, examines how people with Parkinson’s experience “off” time.

  • Trials Testing New Therapies for Parkinson's Symptoms

    Sharing Best Practices for Successful Clinical Trials

    Our clinical trial recruitment and retention team shares best practices and lessons learned to increase the odds of study success.

  • Scientist in Lab

    Four New RFAs Span Our Research Priorities

    We are accepting pre-proposals for four new RFAs that span our strategy to define, measure and treat Parkinson’s.

  • Beakers lined up.

    NYT: When a Drug Study Abruptly Ends, Volunteers Are Left to Cope

    Challenges that hamper communication with clinical study volunteers at the end of a trial can leave participants feeling like the last to know the results they helped to achieve.

  • Researcher.

    New MJFF Policy for Research Grantees Embraces #OpenAccess Movement

    MJFF announces a policy requiring that grantees publish articles resulting from MJFF-funded research projects in a preprint repository then an open access forum.

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