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Learning from Every Patient: The PWS-CLIC Starts a Shared Database

The PWS-Clinical Investigation Collaborative (PWS-CLIC) is a network of PWS clinical experts, formally established in 2021. The work of the PWS-CLIC is supported by FPWR. This network has expanded over the past two years and now includes 25 clinical ...

Topics: Research, PWS People

What Is the PWS CLIC [2023 Conference Video]

In this 10‑minute video, Caroline Vrana-Diaz, FPWR Research Project Coordinator, explains how the PWS CLIC is helping to improve standards of care for people with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Topics: Clinical Issues, Research

Understanding the Impact of Schaaf-Yang Syndrome from Caregiver Insights

Schaaf-Yang syndrome (SYS) is an ultra-rare disorder that was first identified in 2013. It is caused by mutations in the MAGEL2 gene, a gene that is also deleted or inactivated in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Because SYS is a relatively newly describ...

Topics: Research, Parents, SYS

Share Your Rare: HopeFull Highlights

As Rare Disease Day approaches on February 29, we want to spotlight the extraordinary qualities of our children with Prader-Willi syndrome, celebrating their unique passions and contributions to the world. Our objective is simple: to inspire hope. We...

Topics: Stories of Hope

Schaaf-Yang Syndrome Update with Dr. Schaaf [2023 Conference Video]

In this 85‑minute video, Dr. Christian Schaaf, medical director and department chair at the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Heidelberg and visiting professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, explains our understanding of Schaaf-Yan...

Topics: Research, SYS

Feeding Tube Use and Complications in Babies With PWS

A paper has just been published that provides new insight into the use of feeding tubes in babies with PWS, thanks to the participation of ~350 families who completed the “Feeding Tube Survey” in the Global PWS Registry. Drs. Sani Roy, Ann Scheimann,...

Topics: Research

New Research into the Sense of Smell in PWS

It is well established in science as well as culture that the smell of food is linked to appetite, but despite the extensive research being conducted to understand the biology underlying the most notable symptom of Prader-Willi Syndrome, hyperphagia,...

Topics: Research

Standards of Care for People with PWS Ages 3-9 [2023 Conference Video]

In this one-hour and 2‑minute video, Dr. Parisa Salehi, a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Seattle Children’s and SCH PWS Clinical Director, discusses standards of care for people with PWS ages 3-9.

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

10 Highlighted Research Accomplishments from 2023

2023 marks yet another record-breaking year in our pursuit of treatments for Prader-Willi (PWS) and Schaaf-Yang (SYS) syndromes. In this blog, we shine a spotlight on 10 research accomplishments from 2023, each contributing to a deeper understanding ...