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

Parkinson’s Research

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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.


  • communication tipsAnswering Your Questions from Our “Steps Closer to Stopping Parkinson’s” WebinarDecember 7, 2021Our expert panelists addressed several questions around treatments, environmental exposures and more.Learn more 
  • MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology ResidentsMJFF Parkinson’s Program Teaches Health Care TraineesNovember 11, 2021MJFF’s annual educational course teaches clinicians-in-training how to recognize Parkinson’s, care for people and families, and connect to the latest research.Learn more 
  • Blue background and says celebrating Veterans Day“At Some Point You Have to Get Up and Do Something”: MJFF Honors the 110,000 Veterans Living with Parkinson’sNovember 10, 2021For veterans, studies have linked military service to PD, including an association between head or brain injury and exposure to certain environmental factors like the herbicide Agent Orange.Learn more 
  • Ask the MD: What Is Focused Ultrasound?FDA Approves Focused Ultrasound for More Parkinson’s SymptomsNovember 5, 2021Focused ultrasound, a non-invasive surgical procedure, now is FDA-approved for Parkinson’s tremor, other motor symptoms, and dyskinesia.Learn more 
  • ogden 2016_lab test tubeWhat We Fund: $19 Million to Test New Treatments, Measure Mobility with Radio Signals, and Relate Environmental and Genetic RiskOctober 27, 2021In this bimonthly report, we review some of the 50 grants totaling more than $21 million we awarded in August and September.Learn more 
  • David Breen and Susan Fox_U of Toronto_1.PNGA Global Network of PD Doctors: Getting to Know the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement DisordersOctober 25, 2021The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders, launched in 2014 with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, was created to help build a global network of Parkinson’s doctors.Learn more 
  • Update on Alpha-synuclein Therapies in Clinical TrialsResearch Roundup: Studies Offer More Shots on Goal Toward CuresSeptember 27, 2021We share four research studies looking for volunteers — people with and without Parkinson’s disease.Learn more 
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Our Foundation exists for one reason: to speed breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives.Read Our Promise“The question most frequently asked of us is: ‘How close are we to a cure for Parkinson’s disease?’ With over $800 million in Parkinson’s research funded to date, the simplest answer is: closer than ever.”Todd Sherer, PhDExecutive Vice President
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