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Jun 30, 2015, 09:00 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and The Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation Join Forces to Accelerate Novel Ideas in Parkinson's Research

 The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and The Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation (MSPRF) announced today...

Jun 02, 2015, 09:30 ET

Ultra-Athlete Sam Fox Embarks On 14,000-Mile Cross-Country "Tour de Fox" To Raise $1 Million For Michael J. Fox Foundation

Today, ultra-athlete and Michael J. Fox Foundation staffer Sam Fox (no relation to Michael J. Fox), kicks off Tour de Fox (www.tourdefox.org). With...

May 18, 2015, 10:01 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces Five Academic Centers Chosen for 2016 Edmond J. Safra Fellowships in Movement Disorders

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

May 13, 2015, 09:15 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Confers Inaugural Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research

 At an event celebrating the new collaborative research alliance between The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and The...

May 11, 2015, 13:00 ET

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Imago Pharmaceuticals Partner to Advance Use of Research Tools to Speed Parkinson's Research

 The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announces the acquisition of a library of research tools around the parkin...

Apr 15, 2015, 15:10 ET

John Hardy, PhD, Leader in Parkinson's Genetics Research, Honored with 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize

John Hardy, PhD, a pioneer in the study of Parkinson's genetics, is the recipient of the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in...

Mar 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

Parkinson's Biomarker Initiative Expands Genetic Study

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

Feb 23, 2015, 10:37 ET

Michael J. Fox Foundation Analysis Reveals Gaps between Research Volunteers and Parkinson's Clinical Studies

 A paper authored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease highlights...

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...