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Michael J Fox pledges £100,000 for Parkinson’s app being developed in the UK

The Back to the Future star pledged the money for a new system to monitor Parkinson’s Disease sufferers symptoms (Picture: PA)

Back to the Future star Michael J Fox has pledged more than £100,000 in funding toward the UK development of a new system for monitoring Parkinson’s Disease sufferers’ symptoms.

The Hollywood actor, who himself lives with the long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, founded The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).

The foundation has awarded a University of London researcher the funding to back his app-based concept.

Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s in 1991. He founded the MJFF in 2000, and the foundation has since then awarded… Read the full story