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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.


  • Foundation Publishes Roadmap for Researchers to Recruit Trial Volunteers

    Research Roundup: Recruiting Studies Aiming to Treat or Stop Parkinson’s

    Research can't move forward without study volunteers. In this blog, we share a handful of studies recruiting volunteers.

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    MJFF’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship Highlighted at International Parkinson’s Conference

    The Fellowship is building a global network of Parkinson’s specialists to care for people and families and advance research progress.

  • Another Drug for Parkinson's Gets Approval

    New Formulation of Parkinson’s Drug at FDA for Potential Approval

    A new levodopa formulation aims to better treat Parkinson’s motor symptoms with fewer daily doses.

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    New Research Shows Promise for Diagnosing and Measuring Parkinson’s at Home Through Easily Collected Breathing Data

    Researchers recently published a paper that could pave the way for simple, at-home diagnosis and assessment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) while a person sleeps.

  • Parkinson’s Disease Vaccine Treatment Approach Awarded $8M

    The Latest in Efforts to Develop a Vaccine against Parkinson’s

    Researchers recently completed the first in-human phase of a study to test UB-312, a vaccine they hope will prove effective against Parkinson’s. The study, completed by Vaxxinity, will examine the…

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    Research Roundup: Opportunities to Participate at Home and in Person

    In this research roundup blog, we share some of the many studies in need of volunteers, including multiple at-home studies.

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