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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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    News in Context: Transforming Brain Cells to Replace Dopamine

    Scientists have found a way to turn star-shaped cells called astrocytes into dopamine neurons directly in the brain, which may one day help treat movement symptoms.

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    Thousands Respond to Survey on COVID-19 and Parkinson's Informing Our Understanding of the Pandemic

    MJFF-sponsored Fox Insight study releases results from first-of-its-kind survey on how COVID-19 is impacting the Parkinson’s community.

  • New Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System Approved for Parkinson's

    New Parkinson’s DBS Research: Does Not Increase Dementia Risk; May Help Earlier in Disease

    Two separate research studies report findings that could hone how deep brain stimulation (DBS) is delivered in Parkinson’s both now and in the future.

  • Watch and Learn: Gaining Insight on Parkinson's Using Wearable Technology

    Research Perspective: The Growing Importance of Digital Disease Measures

    MJFF scientists explore the current state of remote monitoring of Parkinson’s disease, including tools and analysis, and look to what’s ahead for the field.

  • Ask the MD: Expanded Indication for DBS in Parkinson's

    FDA Approves New DBS Device that Measures Brain Activity

    The latest deep brain stimulation device offers a new tool to help optimize treatment: the device itself.

  • ProSavin Trial Results: Once Again, a Gene Therapy Approach to Parkinson’s Yields Encouraging Safety Data but Modest Efficacy

    What We Fund: $16.5 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    The Foundation recently funded 19 new projects at a total of $16.5 million to continue advancing critical Parkinson's research.

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