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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: Studies Need a Wide Range of Participants to Bring Us Closer to Cures

    Four Parkinson’s studies are recruiting people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

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    News in Context: New Drug Approved for Alzheimer’s Disease “Is a Real Signal to Research and Patient Communities”

    In a significant milestone making waves among researchers and people living with brain disease, aducanumab became the first Alzheimer’s drug approved in nearly 20 years and the first to be approved…

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    Deep Brain Stimulation Gets Personal

    While deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to treat PD for over 20 years, new advances in the technology are helping make it more personalized to improve quality of life for people living with…

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    Study Highlights the Importance of Patient-Family-Doctor Relationships in Parkinson’s Care

    The Parkinson's Disease Education Consortium supported a study that asked care partners of people with Parkinson’s disease psychosis to write a letter to their care recipient’s doctor.

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    Building Trust and Awareness to Make Research Welcoming to All

    Most Parkinson’s research to date has not fully represented all people who live with PD. To ensure that the breakthrough treatments we seek benefit the widest range of people affected by Parkinson’s,…

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    What Causes Parkinson’s? Four New Projects Look for Contributors in Environment

    Grantees are reviewing records for connections between Parkinson’s and air pollution, pesticides and exposures seen in military service.

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