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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.


  • 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.

  • Testing Materials

    What We Fund: $21 Million to Ease Symptoms, Profile Genes and Test for the “Parkinson’s Scent"

    In this bimonthly report, we review some of the 46 grants totaling more than $21 million we awarded in June and July.

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    Major Deal Pushes Parkinson’s Vaccine Further in Testing

    AFFiRiS and AC Immune, both Michael J. Fox Foundation grantees, announced a partnership that will advance a vaccine to lower levels of Parkinson’s protein alpha-synuclein.

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    MJFF Research Fellow Works to ‘Untangle the Roots’ of Medical Mistrust and Clinical Trial Participation

    To help understand the complex barriers to research participation, we spoke with Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Fellow — a partnership with the Community Access, Recruitment and Engagement (CARE)…

  • The State of the Science of Parkinson's Research

    What We Fund: Expanding Our Landmark Study and Studying a New Parkinson’s Gene

    Our bimonthly report shares highlights from 36 new grants totaling $6.3 million in April and May including efforts to make our PPMI study more inclusive and to study a gene that may work with LRRK2…

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    What Does the New Alzheimer’s Drug Mean for People with Parkinson’s?

    Learn what the recent approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug — the first in almost two decades — might mean for you and your loved one.

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