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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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    Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Parkinson’s Research

    Two new programs launched this summer, which aim to engage people previously underrepresented in Parkinson’s research. 

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    Nilotinib Safe but Does Not Show Promise of Benefit in NILO-PD Trial

    The NILO-PD study -- led by Northwestern University and a coalition of patient and research groups including MJFF -- has found no clinically meaningful benefit or biological effect in people with…

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    DBS Could Interfere with Swimming Ability, Cautions New Research

    New research reports nine people could no longer swim after deep brain stimulation for PD; alerts patients, families and doctors of potential risk.

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    AMP PD Partnership Launches “Invaluable Resource” for Parkinson’s Research

    This important resource combines data from several large studies to spur new research for Parkinson’s. 

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    New “Off” Medication Submitted to FDA

    An under-the-tongue, dissolvable medication for “off” time, when Parkinson’s symptoms return, now is at the FDA.

  • Foundation Honors Three Distinguished Scientists with Our 2019 Major Research Prizes

    MJFF honored three researchers for their groundbreaking work to speed critical advances in Parkinson's disease and dystonia research on November 16, 2019, in New York City.

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