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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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    Three New Data Resources to Advance your Parkinson’s Research

    MJFF shares three new datasets made available through the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).

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    Global Coalition Discovers Gene Variant that Increases Parkinson’s Risk among People of African Descent

    Finding enabled by support from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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    What We Fund: $27.2M Toward Research to Reduce Gait Impairment and Improve Understanding of Pain in Parkinson’s

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announces 69 grants that total more than $27.2 million awarded in June and July 2023.

  • National Football League Donates Record $30 Million to Research on Head Trauma

    News in Context: Study Links Playing Football with Increased Odds of Parkinson’s Disease

    A recent study describes a connection between playing American football and an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) or a related parkinsonism (i.e., disorders that cause symptoms…

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    New Study Shows Nearly Half of Americans with Parkinson’s Don’t See a Neurologist

    A new study identified critical gaps in care for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States, including disparities affecting underrepresented communities, such as women,…

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