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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.
When the gene responsible for NF1 was first discovered over 25 years ago, the NF1 gene had not yet been fully identified. While scientific advances rendered a more complete map of the NF1 gene, its entire sequence was no longer accurate. This created considerable confusion in the clinical and scientific research communities when assigning a location to a specific NF1 gene mutation. Read further to see how a collaborative team of researchers are finding ways to address this problem by proposing a new numbering system to provide a unified nomenclature for both the mouse and human NF1 genes.
Club NF is a FREE program that gives school-aged children (grades K - 8) with NF1 the opportunity to experience therapeutic activities within the community setting. Please join us at our next Club NF event on Saturday, February 3rd, at MJ Performing Arts Academy, for a morning of Hip Hop Dancing! The activities will target and promote development of gross motor skills, executive function skills and social skills, often delayed in children with NF1.
Gary Guo, MD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as foreign graduate student. Dr. Guo received his medical training at Shandong University in Jinan China, and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Neurosurgery. Over the past several years, Dr. Guo has been studying malignant brain tumors. For his graduate studies, Gary will be using stem cells from low-grade brain tumors arising in Nf1 mutant mice with optic gliomas to find new treatments for children with NF1-associated brain tumors.
Jan 12, 2018
When the gene responsible for NF1 was first discovered over 25 years ago, the NF1 gene had not yet been...
Dec 18, 2017
Gary Guo, MD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as foreign graduate...
Nov 30, 2017
While every person with the Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome is born with a single mutation (genetic change)...