Our PWS research

Garvan’s Prader-Willi group is one of the leading research groups in the field.

Recent publications

Another project has also shed light on the relationship of muscle mass and fat mass on bone strength in people with PWS as compared to lean and obese subjects without the syndrome. 

New projects underway 

  • We’re investigating inflammatory responses after eating;
  • measuring gastric emptying speed in PWS versus controls, and compare to their sensations of appetite and fullness, as well as their appetite-regulating gut hormones
  • assessing the efficacy and safety of a new drug already used to treat type 2 diabetes on appetite, behaviour and cognition, as well as possible effects of gastric emptying speed.

You can help our team make important breakthroughs in PWS research.