Behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms are often present among youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). They are also associated with considerable problems in the daily functioning of the child and his/her family.

Activation of the maternal allele at the PWS/AS domain (Year 2)

Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) results from inactivation of a domain on the paternal chromosome 15 while the same domain on chromosome 15 that is of maternal origin is normally inactivated. This situation in Prader-Willi patients is therefore associated with complete...

An improved mouse model of Prader-Willi syndrome


Mammals have two copies of most genes, one copy having been inherited from each parent. While most genes are expressed equally from both parental copies, some genes are expressed from only one parent’s copy. Genes involved in Prader-Willi...