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Foundation for Prader-Willi Blog | SYS

FPWR Announces 2nd Round of 2023 Grants

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the second round of grants for 2023, totaling $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 Schaaf-Ya...

Topics: Research, SYS

Partnership with CombinedBrain Will Establish Biorepository for PWS & SYS

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research has partnered with COMBINEDBrain to establish a biorepository of blood and urine samples that will help speed treatments for people with PWS and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Biorepositories play a cruci...

Topics: PWS People, Volunteer, SYS

FPWR-Funded Postdoc Will Investigate the MAGEL2 Gene

Drug development for new therapies begins with research and discovery. To treat PWS (Prader-Willi syndrome) and SYS (Schaaf-Yang syndrome), we need to understand the differences between individuals with these conditions and typical individuals, right...

Topics: Research, SYS

A New Rat Model for the Study of Features Underlying Schaaf-Yang Syndrome

Mice have long been the preferred mammal model in research labs due to their cost, size, and tractable genetics. Their behavioral simplicity, however, limits a researcher’s options for studying the component features that may serve as surrogate measu...

Topics: Research, SYS

Schaaf-Yang Syndrome Across the Lifespan [2022 CONFERENCE VIDEO]

In this one hour and 22-minute video, Dr. Christian Schaaf, Department Chair of Human Genetics at Heidelberg University, discusses current research into Schaaf-Yang syndrome (SYS). Click below to watch the video. If you're short on time, scroll down ...

Topics: Research, SYS

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2023 Family Conference

Join us October 6-October 7 for our annual gathering of movers, shakers, thinkers, and doers at this year’s FPWR Family Conference! Here are the top 10 reasons you need to be there:

Topics: News, SYS

Schaaf-Yang Syndrome Heroes Say, 'You Can do Hard Things!'

A special contribution by guest blogger Leslie Born “No degree, or training, or book, or conversation, could have ever prepared me to be the parent of a child with a disability.” – Amanda Griffith-Atkins These words ring so true that some days I can’...

Topics: Stories of Hope, SYS

Study Compares Schaaf-Yang and Prader-Willi Syndromes

Dr. Christian Schaaf and his group, in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Miller, has published a new study examining clinical similarities and differences between Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Schaaf-Yang syndrome (SYS). Dr. Schaaf was the first to d...

Topics: Research, SYS

How Schaaf-Yang Syndrome and PWS Are Related [VIDEO]

This blog provides a brief summary of the FPWR 2017 conference presentation about the ways in which Schaaf-Yang syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome are related. The talk was presented by Drs. Christian Schaaf, Ryan Potts and Rachel Wevrick. You can wa...

Topics: Research, SYS