Michael J. Fox the famous Hollywood actor who starred in the big movies like Back to the Future, and owner of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, has announced $3.5 million funding to around nine research studies that research to advance understanding of the LRRK2 gene, which promises a therapeutic target for Parkinson’s disease. The funding project aims to help accelerate LRRK2 therapeutic development efforts.
The LRRK2 gene is not believed to be the most common genetic contributed to the Parkinson’s disease.
The first links of LRRK2 gene to Parkinson’s disease were found out in the year 2004.
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 1991, but he announced his condition only in the year 1998. He has kind of semi retired from his acting career and now has founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Michael J Fox is famous for his role as the lead actor in the hit movie “Back to the Future”. He has also written a book on his life with Parkinson’s disease and has received the continuous support from his wife and family.