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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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    New Findings Bolster Case for Parkinson’s Therapies Targeting LRRK2

    Recent findings suggest LRRK2 kinase inhibitors may benefit a broad array of patients.

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    Second Chance for a Once-“failed” Alzheimer’s Drug

    Today, in what has been deemed a “shock move” by some media reports, aducanamab is back on the map.

  • Ask the PhD: Immune System’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease

    Scientists discuss how inflammation could harm cells and what researchers are doing to better define, measure, and treat this Parkinson’s pathway.

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    ASAP Initiative Launches First Funding Opportunity

    ASAP seeks to support international, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams to address key knowledge gaps in the basic disease mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and…

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    The FDA Is Asking for Feedback on Medical Devices

    The FDA is asking for feedback about the patient and care partner experience with medical devices and procedures, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS).

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    New Initiative Will Engage Underrepresented Populations in Parkinson’s Research

    Four sites around the U.S. will develop community-focused programs to develop culturally relevant messaging and materials to engage the Parkinson’s community.

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