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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.


  • New Study Examines Impulse Control Disorders and Parkinson's Drugs

    News in Context: LRRK2 Therapy Reports Positive Phase I Findings

    Biogen and Denali announced their drug to lower LRRK2 activity was safe and moved markers of protein activity closer to normal with their tests.


  • Promoting diversity in Parkinson's research benefits every one

    Editorial Issues “A Call to Action: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Parkinson’s Research and Care”

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation outlines areas of action to help engage diverse people in clinical studies of Parkinson's disease.

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    Fox Insight Survey Sheds Light on Cannabis Use and Parkinson's

    Results from a Fox Insight survey examining the use of cannabis to manage Parkinson’s symptoms were presented at the 2021 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

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    Collaborating to Discover a Biomarker to Diagnose Lewy Body Dementia

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation has partnered with the American Brain Foundation, Alzheimer's Association and the American Academy of Neurology to establish the Cure One, Cure Many Award: A…

  • First Paper Featuring PPMI Data Is Published

    What We Fund: $19 Million to Advance New Therapies and Study Environmental Risks

    Nearly 60 new grants funded projects collectively working to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s and advance toward a world without the disease.

  • New Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System Approved for Parkinson's

    News in Context: Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Long-Term Benefits in Parkinson’s

    A new study shows decreased motor symptoms and medication needs at up to 10 years with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s.

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