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Michael J. Fox: Hope for a breakthrough in treating Parkinson’s disease

Michael J. Fox: Hope for a breakthrough in treating Parkinson’s disease

Hollywood star Michael J Fox (61) Happy with you breakthrough when Requests after Biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease, which was “deeply affected”. Scientists have developed a new technique that can help diagnose Parkinson’s disease before symptoms appear. also searching for One treatment can through this accelerated Become. A research paper on this topic has been published in The Lancet Neurology published. She is a Leader of the Parkinson’s Disease Progression Initiative (PPMI), Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research (MJFF) Funding for the Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Study.

According to a statement from the foundation, it confirms the most important breakthrough to date in the research on biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease. The research findings should open up new possibilities for the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Michael J. Fox “deeply affected by this breakthrough”

Michael J. Fox, who founded the Foundation in 2000, said: “I am involved in the Foundation’s work in many ways, but I came to this conclusion primarily as a patient with Parkinson’s disease. I am deeply moved by this breakthrough and the researchers, study participants and funders who have worked to bring us to this limit.” He added, “When we started PPMI, we weren’t catching fish – we were chasing a whale. Now here we are. Together we are making a cure for Parkinson’s inevitable.”

The actor announced the disease in 1998

The actor has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 1991. The first symptoms appeared during the filming of ‘The Hard Way’, which he covered for years. In 1998 he announced his illness.

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In 2020, Fox had to give up his acting career forever. Because in addition to the symptoms of tremor, his short-term memory is also “timed out” due to Parkinson’s disease, As he revealed in a previous interview with ‘People’ from 2020. On the set of the series Designated Survivor (2016-2019) with Kiefer Sutherland (56), Fox found that he simply could not remember his lines of dialogue.

The Back to the Future star has long been an advocate for the search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and in 2000 founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which raises and distributes funds for Parkinson’s disease research.