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The Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded scientists in Australia $800,000 to aid their research into Parkinson’s Disease. The research aims to improve the mobility of sufferers and prevent them from falling.

It is estimated that 6 million people are affected by the degenerative neurological condition, which causes muscle tremors and rigidity. Back To The Future heartthrob Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with the disease in 1991, and his foundation has made research grants of nearly $70 million since 2000.

Source: The Border Mail

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