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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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    Trial Testing Dyskinesia Drug Moves Forward with Support from Global Parkinson’s Organizations

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation is collaborating with Parkinson’s UK to fund a Phase II clinical trial of a new drug called NLX-112 with biopharma company Neurolixis.

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    Foundation Confers Edmond J. Safra Humanitarian Award to Lily Safra and Honors Distinguished Scientists with 2020 Major Research Prizes

    The Foundation honored two researchers for their groundbreaking work in Parkinson's disease and dystonia research and announced a new humanitarian award on November 17, 2020.

  • What We Fund: $6 Million in New Grants for Parkinson’s Research

    Alzheimer’s Drug Aducanumab Back in the News

    An advisory panel recently recommended against approval of aducanumab, which aims to slow Alzheimer’s, citing lack of solid evidence. Now the FDA decides.

  • Breaking News: New Dyskinesia Drug Submitted to FDA

    News in Context: A Diabetes Drug for Parkinson’s?

    New research suggests that people with diabetes who take exenatide, a drug in testing for possible benefit in PD, have a lower risk of Parkinson’s.

  • Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicare Funding

    What We Fund: $7.3M for New Cognition Trial, Parkinson’s Protein Measures and More

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation issued 33 new grants in August and September toward new treatments, better ways to measure Parkinson’s and deeper understanding of the disease.

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