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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.


  • 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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    Protective Genetic Mutation Discovered in Alzheimer’s

    A new report in the New York Times illustrates how studying genetics can help not only to better understand the causes and progression of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, but to…

  • Theresa Lin, Sarah Simon, Katherine Leaver, Sonya Elango, Susan Bressman, Deborah Raymond, Rachel Saunders-Pullman

    Research Community Thanks Parkinson’s Study Participants

    Research volunteers advance understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Foundation staff and partners recently thanked local participants.

  • When Life Gives you Parkinson's

    ‘When Life Gives You Parkinson’s’: Podcast Talks to MJFF about Deep Brain Stimulation

    The latest "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" episode posed the question — “Deep Brain Stimulation, Is It Worth It?” — and covered research on DBS and the experiences of people living…


  • MJFF Working Together

    A Prescription for Brain Disease Research

    In this essay for the Milken Institute, Michael J. Fox Foundation CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, calls for community and transparency to drive brain disease research.

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