The Fox Focus Fall/Winter 2017

A TEST FOR PARKINSON’S? on page 6 FOCUS O N PA R K I N S O N ’ S “We All Have a Different Disease” To speed research progress, Fox Insight aims to capture day-to-day “lived experience” of Parkinson’s disease by MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION STAFF This fall marks the official launch of Fox Insight (, an online clinical study aiming to create a true partnership between Parkinson’s patients and researchers to advance urgently needed scientific breakthroughs for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Fox Insight is open to anyone 18 or older worldwide with or without Parkinson’s disease. The study offers a user-friendly online platform that makes it possible to share what only patients and families can: the long-term, day-to-day, lived experience of Parkinson’s disease. Michael J. Fox launched the Foundation in 2000 with a vision of bringing people with Parkinson’s (and their loved ones) and PD scientists into a true two-way dialogue, and Fox Insight represents a new opportunity to realize that vision with greater immediacy than ever. “One of our Foundation’s most important goals has been finding a way to incorporate patient involvement and patient knowledge and wisdom and enthusiasm in research,” he says. (continued on page 2) In This Issue 4 14 18 21 Fall/Winter 2017 Research Briefs Q&A with Parkinson’s Policy Advocates Ask the MD: Diet and Parkinson’s Team Fox Champion on “American Ninja Warrior” Fall/Winter 2017 THE FOX