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The Washington University NF Center will be hosting its fourth biennial NF Center Symposium on September 5, 2018 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical School Campus. In addition to our two keynote speakers, Drs. Frank McCormick and Eric Legius, we are delighted to showcase research and clinical advances made by some of our faculty in the Washington University NF Center.
The frequency of brain tumors has been underestimated in children with NF1, according to a new study. This disorder is characterized by birthmarks on the skin and benign nerve tumors that develop in or on the skin. Brain tumors also are known to occur in children and adults with NF1. Read more about a recent study of brain scans performed on children with NF1 at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and their findings that the frequency of brain tumors in this population was more than three times higher.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine, together with the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (IDDRC) at Washington University, awarded a pilot award to Kristin Kroll, PhD to study the impact of NF1 gene mutations on brain nerve cells (neurons). The focus of this study is to understand how NF1 mutations affect brain development relevant to learning disabilities, attention deficit, and autism, which are all common in children with NF1.
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Aug 15, 2018
Register for the 2018 Symposium The Washington University NF Center will be hosting its fourth biennial NF Center Symposium on...
Aug 9, 2018
This article, written by Tamara Bhandari, originally appeared in the Washington University School of Medicine News Hub on August 8,...
Jul 25, 2018
The Center for Regenerative Medicine, together with the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (IDDRC) at Washington University, awarded a...