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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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    The Women of The Michael J. Fox Foundation Who are Bringing Us Closer to a Cure

    This March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is sharing perspectives and insights from our women on staff ushering in the next generation of Parkinson’s…

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    PPMI Dispatch: More Sites Recruiting While Scientists Uncover New Ways to Predict Parkinson’s

    While the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) starts recruiting volunteers at 26 sites, research into existing data and biosamples continues.

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    PPMI Needs People At Risk for Parkinson’s — Even if Not Diagnosed with PD

    PPMI is entering its next phase: an ambitious expansion of its study population to include individuals without a Parkinson’s diagnosis, but living with certain factors now known to be linked to…

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    Virtual DBS Programming Now a Reality

    For some people with deep brain stimulation (DBS), new technology allows remote device check-ups and programming adjustments from home.

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    MJFF Confers Annual J. William Langston Award to Scientific Advisor Malú Gámez Tansey, PhD

    This award honoring an MJFF advisor recognizes Tansey’s contributions to our Foundation strategy and patient impact.

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

    Research Results: New DBS Method for Freezing of Gait “Not the Approach for the Future” but Still Moves Field Forward

    An MJFF-funded trial testing deep brain stimulation in an uncommon brain area did not help freezing of gait but provides understanding to guide future research.

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