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Foundation for Prader-Willi Blog | Research (2)

Early Investments Lead to 3 New Potential Drug Treatments for PWS

To ensure that new treatments for PWS are advanced as quickly as possible, FPWR collaborates with academic researchers, pharma companies, and other stakeholders to speed the drug development timeline and get treatments into the hands of patients fast...

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PWS Registry Data: Scoliosis in PWS

Physical activity and exercise are an important part of care for individuals with PWS. However, this can be difficult due to poor muscle tone and orthopedic issues. Many individuals require bracing, casting, and or surgery for spinal issues. Here, we...

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Highlights from the PWS Research Symposium [2021 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this 1 hour and 2‑minute video, Dr. Theresa Strong, FWPR’s director of research programs, shares highlights from the 2021 PWS Research Symposium. The session includes Q&A from participants in the 2021 FPWR Virtual Conference.

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Help us Learn More About the Use of Feeding Tubes in Infants with PWS

Researchers from the PWS CLIC (Clinical Investigation Collaborative) need your help to learn more about the use of feeding tubes in infants with PWS.

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FPWR Launches 3 New Research Programs to Advance PWS Drug Development

With the support of the John C. Storr and Suzanne M. Storr Foundations, FPWR is excited to announce the launch of three new research programs designed to translate findings from the lab to human clinical trials, accelerating the development of new tr...

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Carbetocin Clinical Trial Update [2021 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this 35‑minute video, Sara Cotter, founder and CEO of Levo Therapeutics, joins other members of the Levo team in describing the company’s mission of developing impactful therapies for the PWS community. The session includes Q&A from participan...

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Changes Announced to Make Participation in Pitolisant Study Easier

Harmony Biosciences recently announced changes to their Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Pitolisant that reduce the requirements of participating in the study.

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Identifying Mental Health Issues in People with PWS [2021 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this one hour and 9‑minute video, Dr. Lauren Schwartz Roth, a clinical psychologist and parent to a young adult with PWS, explains how parents and caregivers can effectively assess and manage mental health issues if they arise in loved ones with P...

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New Study of ARD-101 Now Enrolling Participants Ages 17-65

ARD-101 is a new, oral therapeutic that has shown promising activity in reducing appetite and promoting weight loss in preclinical (animal model) studies. 

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Sensory Integration for Children with PWS [2021 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this 60‑minute video, Janice Agarwal, a Pediatric Physical Therapist, explains how children with PWS have decreased sensory awareness and how you can help your child with sensory integration. The session includes Q&A from participants in the 2...

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