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FPWR Blog

Early School Years — Ages 3-8 [2023 Conference Video]

In this 1 hour and 52-minute video, Dr. Anastasia Dimitropoulos of the PRETEND Program, Staci Zimmerman, and Cindy Szapacs discuss social strategies, IEPs, and behavior in the early school years for children with PWS.

Topics: ages: 4-7, Parents, Children 3-6, Children 6-12

FPWR Genome Study Insights: Caregiver Views on Pharmacogenomics for PWS

The FPWR Genome Study, full title “Whole Genome and RNA Sequencing Analysis in Prader-Willi Syndrome," is an ongoing whole genome sequencing study among 50 individuals with PWS. The goal of the study is to determine if genetic variants outside the PW...

Topics: Resource Development, Research, Parents

Recent Advances in Drug Development Bring Treatments Within Reach for PWS

Exciting developments are sweeping through the PWS community, spotlighting two potential treatments: Soleno’s DCCR and Aardvark’s ARD-101. Recognition of the PWS community's involvement must be given, as hundreds of volunteers have participated in PW...

Topics: News

FPWR Announces 1st Round of 2024 Grants

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our first round of grants for 2024, totaling more than $1,000,000 in awards, as part of the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research's (FPWR) ongoing commitment to advancing research in Prader-Willi (PWS) and ...

Topics: Research, SYS

Advancing Prader-Willi Syndrome Care With the New PWS Profile Tool

PWS impacts many aspects of our children’s lives. The hallmark struggle for those affected by PWS is hyperphagia, or excessive appetite. But beyond hyperphagia, individuals with PWS are susceptible to other behavioral and emotional problems that affe...

Topics: News, Resource Development, Research, PWS People

PWS Clinical Trials Alert

FPWR maintains the latest clinical trial information so that you can stay abreast of trial opportunities. Some trials require in-person visits while others can be completed remotely. Some trials are testing new drugs while others are intervention (no...

Topics: Research

Sharing Strength for PWS Awareness Month

May marks Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Awareness Month, shedding light on the complex genetic disorder that brings various challenges to individuals. However, it's important to remember that PWS doesn't define the incredible individuals living with it...

Topics: Stories of Hope

May is #PWSAwareness Month | We Have Your PWS Awareness Resources

May is PWS Awareness Month. A time to raise awareness and advance research so we may find new treatments for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). By coming together this month, we can amplify our impact and propel treatments for PWS forward faster. Since 201...

Topics: News

Clinical Trials Panel [2023 Conference Video]

In this one hour and 8-minute video, Dr. Theresa Strong, FPWR’s Director of Research Programs, explores PWS clinical trials that are already underway or enrolling participants.

Topics: Research