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Foundation for Prader-Willi Blog | Research

Carbetocin for PWS: Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results Announced

Today, Levo Therapeutics announced the promising results of their Phase 3 Clinical Trial of carbetocin for treating symptoms of PWS.  

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Facial and Voice Processing Issues Affect Social Interactions in PWS

Children and adults with PWS frequently show impairments in their social interactions. New research on how people with PWS process visual and auditory cues could lead to social interventions that help.

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Hip Dysplasia in Babies with PWS May Not Need Aggressive Treatment

A new study looking at the long-term consequences of early hip dysplasia does not support an aggressive approach to treating hip dysplasia in babies with PWS. The paper provides useful guidance and suggestions for physicians who are evaluating babies...

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Scoliosis In PWS Covered In New Publication

Parents may want to download and keep a copy of a newly available review on scoliosis in PWS. The paper comes from Dr. Harold van Bosse, an orthopedic surgeon at Shriner’s Hospital with extensive experience in caring for kids with PWS and scoliosis, ...

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Study Supports Eye Tracking to Measure Hyperphagia in PWS

Results have now been published on a study looking at eye tracking and hyperphagia in younger children with PWS (ages 3-11 years old). The study found that children with PWS who had higher hyperphagia questionnaire scores and more advanced nutritiona...

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Evidence For Accelerating Aging In Young Adults with PWS

Two recent papers address an area that has received very limited attention to date, aging in PWS. Both papers point to differences in aging in young adults with PWS compared to typical individuals and suggest that this is an area that is in need of f...

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PWS Registry Data: Dermatology [INFOGRAPHIC]

When it comes to dermatological or skin issues in PWS, the first things that may come to mind are sensitivity to the sun due to fair skin, and skin picking. However, there are a variety of additional skin-related concerns for individuals with PWS. Da...

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Top-line Results Announced for Phase 3 Trial Evaluating DCCR for PWS

Soleno Therapeutics has announced top-line results from the company’s phase 3 trial, DESTINY PWS (C601), evaluating once-daily diazoxide choline controlled release (DCCR) tablets for patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The results of the study...

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FPWR Announces First Round of 2020 Grant Awards for PWS Research

  The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research announces our first round of Research Awards in 2020 totaling $912,251. FPWR is dedicated to supporting research that advances the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and to that end, ...

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Practical Tips for Behavior Intervention At Home

COVID-19 has made all of our homes feel a bit smaller these days... Living together 24/7 has surely whittled away at our patience and increased everyone's anxiety. In this webinar, Patrice Carroll, Director of PWS services at Latham Centers, gives ad...

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