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Female Hormones Increase Risk of Vision Loss in NF1

Recent NF Center research has revealed that female sex hormones are the underlying reason why girls with NF1 who have an optic pathway glioma are much more likely to lose their vision than boys. Understanding why boys and girls with mutations in the same gene have different outcomes presents unprecedented opportunities to fix the problem.

NF Center Director Awarded Prestigious Research Program Award

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and Director of the Washington University NF Center was recently awarded the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Research Program Award (RPA) grant to further his work on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie brain dysfunction in NF1.

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