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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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    New Levodopa Pill Hits Pharmacy Shelves

    A new, easy-to-break levodopa pill aims to allow smaller, more precise doses for potentially better symptom control.

  • Study on Rate of Dopamine Loss Emphasizes Need for Biomarkers

    What We Fund Highlight: Replacing Dopamine with Stem Cells and Brain Cells


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    News In Context: Arthritis Drugs Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson’s

    Recent research links, among people with rheumatoid arthritis, two arthritis medications to a lower risk of Parkinson’s.

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    MJFF Survey Results: People with Parkinson’s Share Experiences with Cannabis

    Many use cannabis, including marijuana, for Parkinson’s. These “real world” experiences can help guide doctors’ care and help researchers design clinical trials.

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    Answering Your Questions from Our “PPMI: The Study that Could Change Everything” Webinar

    Our expert panelists addressed several questions around the Foundation’s landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative study.

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    Research Roundup: Five Parkinson’s Studies Need Volunteers

    In this research roundup blog, we share five Parkinson’s studies in need of volunteers.

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