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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.

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    ASAP Initiative Launches First Funding Opportunity

    ASAP seeks to support international, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams to address key knowledge gaps in the basic disease mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and…

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    The FDA Is Asking for Feedback on Medical Devices

    The FDA is asking for feedback about the patient and care partner experience with medical devices and procedures, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS).

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    New Initiative Will Engage Underrepresented Populations in Parkinson’s Research

    Four sites around the U.S. will develop community-focused programs to develop culturally relevant messaging and materials to engage the Parkinson’s community.

  • Funded Research: Dyskinesia Imaging, Telemedicine and Inflammation-Fighting Bacteria

    More Evidence for Inflammation’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease

    New findings shows how a heightened inflammatory response may lead to Parkinson’s and explain why the disease starts outside the brain.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Early Signs of Disease and Striking Some Potential Markers

    Findings from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative show subtle symptoms in mutation carriers and that motor subtypes change with time and therapy.

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    MJFF Announces $10-million “Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition” to Develop Game-Changing Tool in Parkinson’s

    MJFF launches the “Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition,” a $10-million program to spur a scientific race in pursuit of a game-changing tool in Parkinson’s research: an imaging tracer to…

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