Dr. Marc Lalande is leading a team of researchers at the Stem Cell Institute of UConn Health who are trying to unlock the key to improving the quality of life for children born with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The team is growing stem cells from blood and skin samples in an effort to come up with breakthrough therapy.

“We could potentially turn back on again the genes that are not on in Prader-Willi,” said Lalande, who along with his peers has discovered a way to interfere with the affected genes by studying brain tissues grown from stem cells.

Lalande is looking for additional samples from Prader-Willi patients.

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