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Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS): For Researchers and Health Care Providers

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  • NIH Resources
    • The Genetics Home Reference includes a PWS page with links to published reviews, clinical trials, and information about related genes.
    • The Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research (PDF - 716 KB) provides a detailed review of the full range of research supported by the NIH on obesity. It addresses all areas of research, including basic science research, prevention, and treatment. It also addresses strategies for dissemination of research findings.
    • The 2012 Workshop on Rare Syndromic Body Fat Disorders, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, addressed rare disorders in which obesity is a common feature. Participants also discussed the study of families with disorders including PWS; research into etiology and treatment; and areas of ongoing research.
  • The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) External Web Site Policy
    The association sponsors research on topics related to PWS, including obesity, behavioral interventions, and respiratory symptoms, plus basic research relevant to PWS.
  • The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research External Web Site Policy
    The foundation supports research aimed at eliminating the challenges of PWS, particularly research on the shift from failure to thrive to excessive hunger, gene reactivation, and the cellular phenotypes of PWS.
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 01/14/2014
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