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Dec 02, 2014, 09:00 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Launches The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

 The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, in collaboration with its longtime supporter and partner The Edmond J. Safra...

Sep 09, 2014, 09:39 ET
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie announce the results of a recent survey that shows seeing a specialist can help individuals better understand their disease and learn about research participation. (PRNewsFoto/The Michael J. Fox Foundation)

Survey Reveals Knowledge Gaps Among Parkinson's Patients and Caregivers

A recent survey of more than 1,500 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, caregivers and physicians reveals that information and specialized care can...

Aug 12, 2014, 09:00 ET

Promising Parkinson's Disease Research Highlighted by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Accelerate Drug Development

Research projects from five groups active in Parkinson's research comprise the 2014 first half (1H 2014) of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for...

Aug 05, 2014, 12:35 ET

To Inform or Not to Inform? That Is the Question for Genetics Researchers

Researchers need to know the genetic profiles of their study participants to understand more about how certain mutations manifest disease. But do...

Jul 28, 2014, 09:05 ET

RaceTrac reaches $1 Million Milestone In Giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

RaceTrac announced that its cumulative giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has exceeded $1 million. This milestone is...

Jul 22, 2014, 11:00 ET

Parkinson's Organizations Unite to Serve Patients and Families Through National "Partners in Parkinson's" Initiative

National Parkinson's organizations are working together to help provide Parkinson's patients and caregivers with knowledge and support to optimize...

Jun 26, 2014, 15:00 ET
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation)

Leading Foundations Publish Recommendations to Accelerate Drug Repurposing for Neurodegenerative Diseases

A new peer-reviewed publication from the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research...

Jun 18, 2014, 15:35 ET

Podcast: What Causes Parkinson's "Off" Episodes?

With long-term use, the gold standard medication for Parkinson's disease, levodopa, can wear off before it's time for another dose, causing motor...

May 27, 2014, 09:28 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie Launch "Partners in Parkinson's"

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and AbbVie announced the launch of Partners in Parkinson's, a new strategic health initiative offering...

Apr 28, 2014, 10:45 ET
Founder Michael J. Fox; CEO Todd Sherer, PhD; and Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman Deborah W. Brooks of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) are featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of Clinical Researcher, the journal of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. (PRNewsFoto/The Michael J. Fox Foundation)

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Featured in Inaugural Issue of Clinical Researcher

Founder Michael J. Fox; CEO Todd Sherer, PhD; and Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman Deborah W. Brooks of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for...

Apr 23, 2014, 14:16 ET

Toxic Species of Parkinson's Protein Named Focus of Funding Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is launching a new funding program to promote collaborative analysis of subtypes of...

Apr 22, 2014, 14:30 ET

Heiko Braak, MD, Author of Parkinson's Staging Procedure, Honored with 2014 Robert A. Pritzker Prize

Heiko Braak, MD, who proposed a novel pathway of Parkinson's disease progression, is the recipient of the 2014 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for...

Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 ET

Potential Parkinson's Therapy Secures $23 Million for Testing from NIH after Foundation Funding

Results out of a study funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have enabled researchers to secure a $23 million...

Feb 25, 2014, 09:00 ET

Parkinson's Biomarker Initiative Expands Study of Genetics

The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a large-scale biomarker study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's...

Feb 20, 2014, 09:30 ET

Foundation Outlines Strategies for Improving Clinical Research Recruitment

As medical researchers across disease states pursue better treatments, they all share one limiting factor. Estimates hold that 85 percent of all...

Feb 05, 2014, 09:30 ET

Crossing The Lines Between Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Mounting Evidence of Biological Similarities Inspires Funding Program to Advance Understanding of Two Most Common Brain Diseases As research...

Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 ET

Promising Parkinson's Disease Research Highlighted by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Accelerate Drug Development

Research projects from three biopharmaceutical companies in the United States comprise the 2013 second half (2H 2013) of The Michael J. Fox...

Dec 26, 2013, 10:12 ET

Parkinson's Research Study Shows Inosine Compound Raises Urate Levels

Potential Neuroprotective Therapy Ready for Next Stage of Development after Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding New findings published in JAMA...

Nov 13, 2013, 10:40 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Expands Fox Trial Finder To Help Accelerate Parkinson's Trials Worldwide

Online tool now a global resource to clinical teams and trial volunteers Today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)...

Nov 13, 2013, 03:56 ET

Die Michael-J.-Fox-Foundation stellt vor: Der Fox Trial Finder, ein Web-basiertes Vermittlungstool zu klinischen Parkinson-Studien in Österreich

Die Michael J. Fox Foundation für Parkinson-Forschung (MJFF) hat den Fox Trial Finder (http://www.foxtrialfinder.org) in Österreich...