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Research News

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.


  • BEAT PD DREAM Challenge

    MJFF and Sage Bionetworks Announce Winners of the BEAT-PD DREAM Challenge

    MJFF and Sage Bionetworks announce the winners of the BEAT-PD DREAM Challenge,

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    2020 Science Highlights from the American Academy of Neurology

    In substitution of its annual meeting, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is sharing scientific presentations and presenting research online.

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    With Foundation Support, New Drugs Are Moving Closer to Market

    One of the most vexing aspects of Parkinson’s disease — to patients, clinicians and researchers — is its tremendous variability.

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    Fox Insight Brings Research to You, at Home

    When it comes to understanding Parkinson’s disease (PD) and prioritizing patient needs, it’s vital to integrate the perspectives of people living with the disease.

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    Following the Parkinson’s Pipeline Toward Cures

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is tracking the progress surrounding therapies in our priority programs: alpha-synuclein, LRRK and GBA.

  • LRRK2 Cells

    LRRK2 Therapies: Back from the Brink

    Several recently published papers explain the efforts from MJFF and our partners to advance LRRK2 therapies.

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