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Common Autism Symptoms in PWS Linked to Impaired Social Functioning

Impaired social responsiveness, an indicator of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is prevalent among adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), and is associated with worse social functioning, according to a recent study. “Our results suggest that evaluating difficulties in social skills is fundamental for the global assessment of functionality,” the researchers…

Increased Education Crucial to Improving Rare Disease Care, Survey Finds

Healthcare providers involved in diagnosing and treating rare diseases believe that increased physician education and collaboration with specialized facilities will have the greatest positive impact on treating these conditions over the next five years, according to results from a 2021 survey. Definitive Healthcare, a healthcare commercial intelligence company, conducted…

PWS Patients Show Abnormal Craniofacial Patterns That Change With Age

Children, adolescents, and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have distinct craniofacial patterns relative to healthy individuals, according to a study in Norway. These patterns also changed with age, with children showing a more receding chin, and adults exhibiting a prognathic, or forward-projecting lower jaw, along with abnormal tooth angles. Findings from…

Running for Research Supports Trial of DCCR in Early-phase PWS

Soleno Therapeutics has announced that its diazoxide choline controlled release (DCCR) tablets will be evaluated in a clinical trial for people with early-phase Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), which will be funded by Running for Research – Prader-Willi Syndrome, an ongoing fundraiser to benefit PWS research operated by the University…