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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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    Episode 16: Studying Basal Ganglia Circuits and Developing Deep Brain Stimulation Protocols for Longer-Lasting Effects with Aryn Gittis

    Dr. Aryn Gittis discusses her research examining how the activity of specific basal ganglia circuits relates to motor control in both health and pre-clinical models of movement disorders like…
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    In Memoriam: MJFF Mourns Loss of Parkinson’s Research Leader Ira Shoulson

    Ira Shoulson leaves behind a legacy of innovation and dedication that will continue to shape Parkinson’s research for years to come. His passing is a profound loss to the scientific community.  
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    Episode 15: Innovative Fellowship Program is Training Tomorrow's Parkinson's Leaders with Rachel Dolhun

    The Edmond J. Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation created the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders with the goal of growing the global base of movement disorders…
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    Episode 14: Evidence Linking Parkinson's Disease Risk and Environmental Exposure to Trichloroethylene (TCE) with Sam Goldman

    Dr. Sam Goldman discusses his research on environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease, focusing on recently published studies examining Parkinson's disease risk in veterans at Camp…
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    What We Fund: $34.2M Toward Light Therapy for Sleep, Freezing of Gait and More

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announces 63 grants that total more than $34.2 million awarded in February and March 2024.
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    Episode 13: New Advances in Neurosurgical Interventions for Parkinson's Disease with Doris Wang

    With new technology and an ever-expanding understanding of the function of the nervous system and the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, neurosurgical interventions are becoming more…
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