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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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    News in Context: COVID-19 and Cognitive Changes

    Some people with COVID-19 experience memory or thinking changes. What does this mean and how can research help answer this and other questions?

  • Parkinson's Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Malnutrition

    Higher Vitamin C and E Intake Linked to Lower Parkinson’s Risk

    In an observational study using diet questionnaires, researchers linked higher consumption of vitamin C and E to a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.

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    What We Fund: $19.7 Million in New Grants for Parkinson's Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces 44 new grants in critical areas of Parkinson’s research including new treatments, earlier diagnosis and understanding of disease mechanisms.

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    Trial Begins for Potential Parkinson's Drug after $1.4 Million Grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation

    A trial in the United Kingdom is testing a drug against alpha-synuclein in people with Parkinson’s disease after our Foundation invested nearly $1.4 million.

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    Research Roundup: Recruiting Trials Testing Innovative Ways to Treat or Stop Parkinson’s

    Researchers are exploring innovative ways to treat Parkinson’s and slow or stop its progression. Here, we share a roundup of a few clinical trials — some with MJFF funding — recruiting volunteers…

  • Second Parkinson’s Vaccine Reports Positive Safety Results

    Positive News for COVID-19 Vaccines: What Does It Mean for the Parkinson’s Community?

    Trials of two COVID-19 vaccines recently reported the vaccines are highly effective in preventing infection. Read more about this news and what it means for people with Parkinson’s.

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