domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

Research Update: MJFF Funds Grants for Symptomatic Therapies


Your support is what drives us closer to a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD). At The Michael J. Fox Foundation, finding treatments that slow or stop PD is our foremost priority, but it's not our only objective -- we also are committed to improving daily life for those living with the disease today.
MJFF has recently funded several studies on treatments for common, but often under-addressed non-motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's, including:
  • A Phase II trial to assess the efficacy of a current anxiety medication for addressing this symptom in Parkinson's;
  • A Phase I trial on the safety and tolerability of a potential treatment for slow stomach emptying and constipation, which can cause discomfort and interfere with absorption of PD medication; and
  • The development of compounds to address excessive daytime sleepiness in hopes of restoring patients' natural sleep/wake cycles.
You can help accelerate more studies like these and our work toward a cure. Please donate today to support new therapies for the estimated five million people living with PD, and ultimately, a world without the disease.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
P.S. We promise to use your gift with efficiency: 89 cents of every dollar spent by MJFF goes directly to programs in support of a cure.

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