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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.

  • Podcast: Addressing a Parkinson's Pandemic

    Podcast: Q&A on Latest in Parkinson's Research

    Staff from The Michael J. Fox Foundation answer questions from the audience at a recent panel discussion on progress in Parkinson's research.

  • Podcast: What Is a Protein Anyway?

    Podcast: Latest in Parkinson's Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Dr. Marco Baptista, Sohini Chowdhury and Dr. Rachel Dolhun talk to Dave Iverson about recent findings and new programs.

  • Logo: Super Awesome Science Show

    Super Awesome Science Show: The Plight of Parkinson's

  • Female researcher in lab with tool.

    Stop and Smell the Sebum

    Researchers have identified differences in skin secretions from people with Parkinson's that make up a distinct scent and could help diagnose the disease.

  • Dr. David Breen presenting at The 2018 Edmond J. Safra Fellowship Symposium

    Spreading Excellence through The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

    A recent graduate of The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders, Dr. David Breen is now using his specialized training to bridge the divide between Parkinson's research and care in the…

  • Close up of hand holding test tube

    Could an Antioxidant Protect LRRK2 Carriers from Parkinson's?

    A new study suggests urate may protect the genetic mutation that increases PD risk.

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