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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.



  • Ask the MD: What Is Focused Ultrasound?

    FDA Approves Focused Ultrasound for More Parkinson’s Symptoms

    Focused ultrasound, a non-invasive surgical procedure, now is FDA-approved for Parkinson’s tremor, other motor symptoms, and dyskinesia.

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    What We Fund: $19 Million to Test New Treatments, Measure Mobility with Radio Signals, and Relate Environmental and Genetic Risk

    In this bimonthly report, we review some of the 50 grants totaling more than $21 million we awarded in August and September.

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    A Global Network of PD Doctors: Getting to Know the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

    The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders, launched in 2014 with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, was created to help build a global network of Parkinson’s doctors.

  • Update on Alpha-synuclein Therapies in Clinical Trials

    Research Roundup: Studies Offer More Shots on Goal Toward Cures

    We share four research studies looking for volunteers — people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

  • Fox Trial Finder Expands to Accelerate Research in Atypical Parkinsonism

    What about Adenosine? Another Target for Therapies and Perhaps Lowering Risk

    Targeting the adenosine brain chemical pathway helps improve symptoms during “off” episodes and may play a role in lowering Parkinson’s risk.

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