Projects Archive - Foundation for Prader-Willi Research | Imaging

Early to midterm oxytocin effects on the brain metabolism of adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (year 2)

This supplement will help Dr. M. Tauber complete the study awarded in 2011: Early to midterm oxytocin effects on the brain metabolism of adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare multisystem genetic disease leading to severe disabilities such as morbid obesity, as well as behavioral and socialization problems. We are false

Neurobiology of temper outburst behaviours in Prader-Willi syndrome - imaging pilot study

Individuals with Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) are known to display frequent and severe temper outburst behaviours throughout their life. These behaviours can have a significant impact on the quality of life for the individual and their family. Prader Willi outbursts are reactive explosion of emotion that once provoked the individual has little false

Unraveling the developmental neurobiology of PWS: a cross-sectional brain imaging study

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare disorder, sharing common genes with autism and schizophrenia; patients with PWS are at very high risk of developing severe psychiatric illnesses and behavioral problems, however, the underlying neurobiology that places them at-risk is yet unknown. Here we propose a cross-sectional, multi-faceted brain imaging false

The role of the prefrontal cortex in PWS hyperphagia

Among the many complications of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), the increased food intake (hyperphagia) has serious long-term medical consequences. The goal of this proposal is to define novel brain regions that may contribute to this problem. Studies of brain activity suggest that the prefrontal cortex might be different in PWS patients. This is an false

Environmental, physiological and neural bases of skin picking in Prader-Willi syndrome

Many people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) frequently engage in severe skin picking behavior, often causing open wounds and sores that can become infected. Why do people with PWS do this? How often and under what circumstances does it occur? Are people with PWS more likely to exhibit skin picking when they are bored or anxious? Does the skin false

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