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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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    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)…

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    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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    PPMI Dispatch: Meeting of the Study Minds and Clues on Cognitive Change

    More than 300 study partners met virtually for the annual PPMI meeting to discuss challenges, opportunities and future plans while scientists continue to report out from study analysis.

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    Research Roundup: Studies Need a Wide Range of Participants to Bring Us Closer to Cures

    Four Parkinson’s studies are recruiting people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

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