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The Washington University NF Center is focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF.
Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to the development of low-grade brain tumors affecting the nerve carrying vision to the brain, called the optic nerve. Where these tumors come from has been a matter of scientific debate. Anne Solga, PhD, along with NF Center and the University of California-San Diego colleagues, now report that optic gliomas develop from both neural stem cells and progenitor cells. Read more about their recent publication in the journal Oncotarget.
Reading on a device can be much more appealing to some students. It can engage them and motivate them in ways that traditional books do not. In addition, it can provide accessibility features that promote comprehension, processing and independence. In this month’s Nicole’s Nook, Nicole Weckherlin, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapist, highlights the key features of Book Creator, an ideal app for making picture books, journals, textbooks and much more.
While virtually all adults with NF1 develop benign tumors associated with nerves, called neurofibromas, these tumors can also arise in people without NF1. In individuals with NF1, neurofibromas are caused by mutations in the NF1 gene; however, the genetic cause for sporadic tumors was previously unknown. Read more about how Corina Anastasaki, PhD, recently found mutations in a gene that likely are responsible for the development of the neurofibromas in some individuals without NF1.
Jul 25, 2017
Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to the development of low-grade brain tumors affecting the nerve carrying vision...
Jul 13, 2017
While virtually all adults with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop benign tumors associated with nerves, called neurofibromas, these tumors can...
Jul 6, 2017
Angela C. Hirbe, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at Washington University, was recently selected as...