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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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    Patients as Partners: “Learning about research and getting involved shouldn’t be a secretive process”

    Bernadette Siddiqi, associate director of research partnerships at MJFF, shares her experience speaking at a Patients as Partners conference last week.

  • Ask the MD: What's the Best Diet for Parkinson's?

    Healthy Diet Linked to Fewer Parkinson’s Symptoms

    New research suggests people who follow a healthy diet have fewer symptoms that commonly occur prior to Parkinson’s, such as sleep and mood changes.

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    What We Fund: $8.8 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announces 49 new grant awards totaling more than $8.8 million to projects that serve our mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s and…

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    Ask the PhD: New Technologies to Treat Parkinson’s

    Our latest video covers devices such as vibrating socks and a throat stimulator to help ease hard-to-treat symptoms.

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    Explore the Findings: New Infographic Illustrates the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Parkinson’s

    New infographic shows how people with Parkinson’s are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with findings from an online survey deployed through Fox Insight.

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    MJFF Announces Six New Funding Programs Now Accepting Applications

    The Foundation has launched six new RFAs for 2021 research support.

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