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The 2013 Research Programs


Happy Baby Foundation is proud to support the projects and initiatives of The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR). Funds directed to FPWR help support their mission of eliminating the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome through the advancement of research.


To date, FPWR has committed over $3,000,000 in support of more than 70 research projects in PWS-related fields.

§  the genetics and pathophysiology of PWS

§  the development of mouse models of PWS

§  hunger, obesity, and reward circuits of the brain

§  the development of new therapies for PWS

§  understanding sleep disturbances in PWS

§  improving academic and learning skills for children with PWS


Research funded by FPWR has been published in top medical journals, including Nature Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Molecular Cell, PLoS One, Endocrinology, and BMC Genomics. For a detailed list of funded projects and publications, click here.





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