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Kickin' Parkinson's
This April, we challenged our Team Fox community to help raise the bar in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. With new members joining in from around the globe and old friends returning with tried and true events, over $615,000 was collectively raised during the month of April alone – 100 percent of which will go...
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Most people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have experienced problems with sleep. While this is a common symptom, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. There are a wide variety of sleep issues in Parkinson’s and each needs to be addressed in its own specific way. In this podcast, Carlos Singer, MD, professor of neurology...
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This summer and fall, four Tour de Fox cycling events will take place across the United States and Canada. Last year’s three-ride Series attracted more than 900 cyclists, galvanized 5,700 donations and raised a whopping $830,000 to help close the gap on a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, we’ve added a fourth location...
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In his latest blog post for the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, science journalist and person with Parkinson’s Jon Palfreman introduces us to Personalized Parkinson Project. This Netherlands study aims to understand the variability of this disease to develop and recommend treatments based on an individual’s profile. “My dream is to end up with a decision...
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UPDATE MAY 25, 2017: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 24, 2017. The CBO is a nonpartisan, federal agency within the U.S. government that provides budget and economic information to Congress. Among other duties, it reviews legislation to understand how policies could impact the...
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In late April, researchers met to discuss the latest news in neurology and Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting in Boston. Presenters shared results from trials of potential treatments to better control motor symptoms and to correct dysfunction caused by genetic mutations associated with PD. Here are a few highlights...
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Update: The president signed the FY 2017 budget proposal into law on May 5, 2017. Earlier this week, Congress reached a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget deal. The federal budget, which must be renewed annually, provides money to many areas of the government, including defense, education, transportation and health. This year, the deal includes increased...
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There is a lot of clinical and research data to suggest the gut is involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Constipation, a prominent non-motor symptom associated with PD, occurs years prior to diagnosis in many people. Alpha-synuclein, the sticky protein that clumps in the brains of those with PD, is present in the gut. And, research...
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At The Michael J. Fox Foundation, we appreciate the opportunity to share the patient experience of Parkinson’s — and our urgent research agenda — with other stakeholders committed to speeding cures. Recently, Michael J. Fox and MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, addressed the hardware engineers, software engineers, computational biologists, clinicians, clinical researchers and basic scientists...
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On Tuesday April 25, the United States Senate formally declared April 2017 Parkinson’s Awareness Month, bringing attention to the disease and the needs of patients. The Senate resolution: (1) Continues to support research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease; (2) Recognizes the individuals living with Parkinson’s disease who participate in vital...
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