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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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    How Reliable Is Self-reported Data?

    A study shows 82 percent agreement between self-reported diagnosis of an atypical parkinsonism and an investigator’s diagnosis after a video evaluation.

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    Study Finds Link Between Infections and Parkinson’s

    Recent findings shed new light on the interplay of genetics and the immune system in Parkinson’s disease.

  • Two New Parkinson's Drugs Approaching Market: FDA Set to Rule on Novel Treatments Funded by MJFF in Early Development

    Sinemet CR Discontinued but Other Options Available

    Soon brand name Sinemet CR will no longer be available. If you take this drug, talk with your doctor about generic alternatives and other treatment options.

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    MJFF Recognized for Our Commitment to Data Sharing

    Last month at the annual meeting of the Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium, MJFF received the Data Sharing Pioneer Award.

  • Yoga and Meditation May Help Prevent Mental Decline

    New Study: Yoga Lessens Parkinson’s Anxiety and Depression

    A new study suggests a regular yoga practice can reduce Parkinson’s mood symptoms.

  • 'Scientific American' Talks LRRK2 and Parkinson's Research with MJFF CEO Todd Sherer

    PPMI Dispatch: Findings and New Initiatives Shared at the Annual Meeting

    Investigators from the landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative shared recent findings and initiatives to better define, measure and treat the disease.

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