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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 Study Shows the Incidence of Parkinson’s in the U.S. Is Nearly 50 Percent Higher than Previous Estimates

    A new study shows the annual incidence of Parkinson’s disease among older adults in the U.S. is nearly 50 percent higher than previous estimates.

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    Glove Shows Potential to Ease Parkinson’s Motor Symptoms

    Researchers at Stanford Medicine have developed a glove aimed at alleviating motor symptoms caused by Parkinson’s disease (PD). Here's what people in the PD community need to know about the…

  • Pharma Company Buys Up MJFF-funded Biotech and Motor Symptom Therapy

    Filling Out the Roster of Parkinson’s Disease Therapies

    We review different kinds of therapeutic approaches in testing to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease with some examples of each.

  • PDTC 2022

    Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference Showcases Progress Toward Better Treatments

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) hosted the world’s only conference focused entirely on Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutics in New York City on October 13.

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    MJFF Course Teaches Early-Career Doctors about Parkinson’s Care and Research

    Each year, MJFF hosts an educational course to teach neurology doctor trainees the latest in Parkinson’s care and research.

  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation Honors J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD, with Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson's Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces the winner of the 2022 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research.

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