Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Interviews Reveal Struggles With Hunger, Anxiety for People With PWS

Adolescents and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) say they struggle with constant hunger and the urge to seek food, according to an interview-based study. Participants experienced difficulties with anxiety, behavioral outbursts, changes in schedule, and schooling, with many trying to distance themselves from the syndrome. They also expressed the…

Sleep Apnea Can Worsen in PWS Children on Growth Hormone Therapy

In a “significant subset” of  children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), obstructive sleep apnea worsened after the start of growth hormone therapy, a study of patients in Australia found. “Our results offer support for the current advice to perform follow-up polysomnography [sleep breathing study] in children with Prader-Willi syndrome after…

High-resolution Imaging of Entire Human Genome on the Horizon

An $11.2-million, five-year grant has been awarded by the Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to uncover high-resolution details of the entire human genome. This project should help better understand the genome’s structure and function, as well as provide important clues about the…

Online Format Outlined for PWSA’s 2021 Convention

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) in the U.S. has announced its upcoming 36th National Convention,  “Hope’s on the Horizon,” will be moving to an all-new virtual format.  The PWSA will provide patients and families within the…