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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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    Results of Parkinson’s Trial for Diabetes Drug Lixisenatide Published

    In April 2024, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a Phase 2 clinical trial of a diabetes drug lixisenatide, testing whether the medication could slow progression of Parkinson’s…

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    Episode 12: Accelerating Discovery by Developing and Distributing Research Tools with Nicole Polinski

    Our guest Dr. Nicole K. Polinski, Director of Research Resources at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research discusses her role in the organization, the wide variety of tools available…

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    A Skin Test for Parkinson’s? What You Need to Know

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) has always been defined by its symptoms, but we now can also find key indications of the disease through biological tests – a whole new era for PD and diseases like it.

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    AD/PD 2024 Conference Highlights the Biological Era of Parkinson’s Disease

    MJFF highlights the biological era of Parkinson’s disease at AD/PD 2024 and emphasizes the importance of open science to exchange insights, unveil discoveries and forge collaborations that accelerate…

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    Episode 11: The Importance of Sex and Gender Factors in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Care with Antonella Santuccione Chadha

    Our guest Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha discusses her work with the Women’s Brain Project, their recent roundtable on enhancing care in Parkinson’s disease, and the organization's goals for…

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    Episode 10: Understanding Genetics, Pathology, and Progression in Parkinson's Disease and Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes with Huw Morris

    Our guest in this episode, Dr. Huw Morris, has spent more than twenty five years researching Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndromes, and he shares highlights from recent work, including…

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