Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease occurs when a subset of cells in the brain that make dopamine degenerate. Because Parkinson’s can cause tremors, slowness, rigidity, and walking and balance problems, it is called a “movement disorder,” but there are many other symptoms of the disease that slowly progress over time.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded a total of $15.5M in grants to support MapLight’s pursuit of novel therapeutic targets for patients with Parkinson’s disease.