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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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    Episode 1: Industry Contributions and Collaborations in Parkinson's Research with Karoly Nikolich

    In this episode, serial entrepreneur Dr. Karoly Nikolich shares his perspectives on the industry side of the state of neuroscience, as well as areas of opportunity and the role of industry in…

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    Episode 0: The Parkinson's Research Landscape and the Role of MJFF with Brian Fiske and Mark Frasier

    In this introductory episode, you'll hear from Dr. Brian Fiske and Dr. Mark Frasier, Co-Chief Scientific Officers at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). During…

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    Research Roundup: Studies Recruiting Aimed at Treating Symptoms in Early Parkinson’s

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares recruiting studies aimed at treating Parkinson’s symptoms and slowing disease progression.

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    MJFF Bio-Hackathon Brings Research Teams Together to Tackle Alpha-synuclein Post-Translational Modifications in Parkinson’s

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation hosted a two-day meeting on September 6 -7 bringing researchers together to collaboratively develop research programs to identify and quantify alpha-synuclein post…

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    More Biomarker Developments: New Blood Biomarker Measures Mitochondrial Damage in Parkinson’s

    Now, in another promising step forward in biomarker development, researchers at Duke University School of Medicine have found a new test for detecting PD. Called Mito DNADX, this test uses blood to…

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    Three New Data Resources to Advance your Parkinson’s Research

    MJFF shares three new datasets made available through the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).

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