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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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    PPMI Dispatch: Predicting Cognitive Changes and Lipid Levels with a LRRK2 Mutation

    Read the latest scientific findings out of MJFF’s landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, including new insights related to cognitive changes, new LRRK2 findings and…

  • Watch and Learn: Gaining Insight on Parkinson's Using Wearable Technology

    What We Fund: $51M with an App to Improve Speech and Therapies to Ease Cognition and Stop Disease

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces 88 grants that total more than $51 million toward studies developing new tools for treatment of Parkinson’s symptoms and disease.

  • Award recipient, Bruce Morimoto

    MJFF Confers J. William Langston Award on Scientific Advisor Bruce Morimoto, PhD

    This award honoring an MJFF advisor recognizes Bruce Morimoto, PhD, and his contributions to our Foundation strategy and patient impact.

  • Gene Therapy to Enhance Levodopa Response Progressing in Clinical Trials

    New Parkinson’s Drug Formulation Shows Positive Phase III Trial Results

    In a Phase III clinical trial, Neuroderm’s liquid, under-the-skin levodopa/carbidopa controls symptoms better than levodopa pills in people with progressing Parkinson’s.

  • Doctor and two people in clinic room

    Research Roundup: Recruiting Studies for Better Parkinson’s Treatment

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares studies recruiting volunteers aimed to treat Parkinson’s.

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    What We Fund: $30M Toward Innovative Parkinson’s Diagnostic Tools and Disease Modifying Therapies

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces 57 grants that total more than $30 million to studies that advance Parkinson’s research and validate targeted therapies.

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    New Study Shows the Incidence of Parkinson’s in the U.S. Is Nearly 50 Percent Higher than Previous Estimates

    A new study shows the annual incidence of Parkinson’s disease among older adults in the U.S. is nearly 50 percent higher than previous estimates.

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