Patricia holds her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from University Nova de Lisboa, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European Agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Laboratory of Doctor David A. Fidock, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York.
Japanese infants with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have lower levels of the thyroid hormone thyroxine compared with healthy infants, according to a new study. However, the levels of thyroxine, also ... Read more
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) have partnered to launch a survey assessing the use of telemedicine as a way of improving access to ... Read more
Children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) struggle to express adequate facial and bodily emotions, which is linked to difficulties adapting socially, a study suggests. The study, “Equivocal expression of emotions ... Read more
Small mutations in SNORD1116, a gene previously linked with typical manifestations of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), is associated with paranoia in women, a study shows. This finding reflects the greater ... Read more
Adenotonsillectomy — a surgery to remove both the adenoids and tonsils — may help ease obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a Taiwanese study suggests. ... Read more
Telomeres — a marker of cell division and lifespan — were found to be shorter in young adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) than in healthy controls, which could be ... Read more
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