MJFF ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL RESEARCH ROUNDTABLES FOR 2009

Research Roundtables hosted by The Michael J. Fox Foundation in various locations across the country bring patients and caregivers the latest news, advances and breakthroughs in PD research from the world’s top neuroscientists. Starting on Monday, February 9,…Read More

MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION AWARDS $1 MILLION TO DEVELOP AND VALIDATE WEB-BASED CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

The Michael J. Fox Foundation awarded a total of just over $1 million to four research teams working to develop and validate Web-based clinical assessments that could be used to improve routine clinical care, as well as clinical trials of new interventions,…Read More

PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS UNPREPARED FOR THE MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

While Parkinson's disease is recognized for its profound effects on movement, up to 40 percent of Parkinson's disease patients also develop changes in thought, behavior and judgment. As Parkinson's disease progresses, patients may experience what is called…Read More

US GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE STEPS TO STRENGTHEN INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA TIES, SAYS PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology last month issued a report that details the role university-industry research partnerships play in the nation’s economy, and provides recommendations on how to improve these relationships to…Read More

MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION STATEMENT ON OUTCOME OF CEREGENE, INC.

This morning Ceregene, Inc., reported the results of its double-blind, controlled, Phase II trial, a trial supported in part by The Michael J. Fox Foundation. We are disappointed that top-line analysis suggests the trial failed to demonstrate an appreciable…Read More

WITH PERFORMANCE BY THE WHO, MJFF RAISES $4.4 MILLION AT 2008 ‘FUNNY THING’

The Michael J. Fox Foundation raised an incredible $4.4 million for Parkinson’s research at its gala event, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s,” held Wednesday, November 5, at the Sheraton New York. Because the MJFF Board of Directors…Read More

"Taking Science Personally" by Joe Nocera

A few years after Michael J. Fox revealed that he had Parkinson’s disease, he attended the annual charity auction for the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York philanthropy financed largely from donations by wealthy hedge fund managers. Mr. Fox was in his late…Read More
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