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Foundation for Prader-Willi Blog | Research

PWS Probiotics Research Addresses Constipation, Abdominal Fat and More

Two recently released studies represent good first steps to identifying possible uses of probiotic supplementation in PWS. The studies looked at effects of probiotic use on constipation, abdominal fat, fasting insulin and insulin resistance levels, w...

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Take Action for PWS Research Fundraising Panel [2020 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

If you value PWS research and want to help find treatments for PWS, join us for a panel of parents and hear how they've taken action in their own unique ways. In this 50‑minute video, active PWS parents and fundraisers talk about how they've gotten c...

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4 Reasons to be Excited for PWS Research in 2021

My son with PWS turns 12 years old this year. He experiences many of the challenges of PWS and, like every parent, I dream of the day when he can live a FULL and independent life. This is why I am as excited as ever as we enter 2021 … 

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FPWR Announces Second Round of 2020 Grant Awards for PWS Research

  The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research announces our second round of Research Awards in 2020 totaling $666,566. 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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Return of Results: Destiny-PWS by Soleno Therapeutics [2020 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this hour-long video, the CEO of Soleno Therapeutics and researcher Dr. Jennifer Miller go into detail on the design and results of the DCCR phase 3 clinical trial. The session also covers next steps for making the drug available to treat PWS, dis...

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2020 PWS Research Publications

Despite the enormous challenges of 2020, PWS scientists and clinicians persevered and made tremendous headway in understanding PWS, advancing new treatments, and improving care. New insights into the biology of PWS have identified new targets for dru...

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Return of Results: CARE-PWS by Levo Therapeutics [2020 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this 36-minute Return of Results session, David Ryman of Levo Therapeutics provides insights into the Phase 3 clinical trial of carbetocin, including next steps for making the drug available to treat hyperphagia and anxiety behaviors in PWS. This ...

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Study Reveals Features of Schaaf-Yang Syndrome Adult Phenotype

A new study sheds light on the clinical characteristics of Schaaf-Yang Syndrome in adults. In addition to other important findings, the study suggests there is more overlap between PWS and Schaaf-Yang Syndrome than previously understood, and confirms...

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What's Happening in PWS Research [2020 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

Join Dr. Theresa Strong and the FPWR Research Team to learn more about what is happening in PWS research. In this 68-minute video, the FPWR Research Team members summarize highlights, recent findings and the latest on PWS research and available resou...

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PWS Registry Data: Impact of COVID-19 on PWS Families [INFOGRAPHICS]

Originally published in August 2020, this blog has been updated with significant new data. The Global PWS Registry launched a survey this summer to capture the impact of COVID-19 on PWS families, and how our community is navigating this unprecedented...

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