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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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    Research Roundup: Parkinson’s Studies Recruiting Everything from Smell Loss to Depression

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares studies aimed at treating Parkinson’s symptoms and slowing disease progression that are actively recruiting.

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    What We Fund: $13.7M to Studies toward Measuring Mobility Outcomes and Profiling Genes in Parkinson’s

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces 61 grants that total more than $13.7 million toward improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s.

  • MJFF Launches Access to LRRK2 Resources to Accelerate Discovery

    Nature: Open Science Resources for Parkinson’s Research

    MJFF provides a wide variety of resources to scientists around the world to achieve research goals.

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    PPMI Dispatch: Study Leaders Meet to Chart the Future of Parkinson’s Research

    More than 300 study leaders gathered in New York City for the annual PPMI meeting. They discussed scientific findings from study data and next steps for future research, with a focus on the…

  • Acquisition May Speed PD Therapies to Meet Unmet Needs

    Roundtable Explores How Clinical Outcome Assessments Could Improve Treatment for Parkinson’s

    Parkinson’s Disease Endpoints Roundtable hosted by MJFF, Parkinson’s UK and Parkinson Canada. Read more on how clinical outcome assessments could improve treatment options in PD.

  • 17 New Genetic Variants Linked To Parkinson's Disease

    What We Fund: $25.2M to Studies toward Restorative Sleep, Better Cognitive Function and More Improvements

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces 60 grants that total more than $25.2 million toward improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s.

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