Nicole’s Nook: Augmented Reality Apps

Some of the newest apps on the market are known as “Augmented Reality” apps. These apps provide a virtual layer that is superimposed upon the physical world to provide computer-generated sensory input. They employ sound, video, graphics and/or GPS data to create a terrific amount of new information for the user. As you can imagine, this takes learning to a […]

Advanced Genetic Methods Reveal New Roles for Immune System Cells in Brain Disease

One of the most abundant cell types in brain tumors are immune system-like cells called microglia. These cells perform a large number of functions in the brain, ranging from directing the formation of nerve connections to scavenging debris. Using new methods specifically developed to learn more about microglia in the mouse brain, Anne Solga MS, […]

Fall 2014 Beat NF Program Another Success!

We had our last session of the fall 2014 Beat NF program yesterday, and I already know I will miss my five little friends next Wednesday morning. Beat NF, a jazz, music therapy program for toddlers with NF Type 1, concluded this morning after six successful weeks. Through the collaborative efforts of Jazz St. Louis, the Washington University […]

UPDATE: NF Clinical Trials for the Fall 2014 Quarter

The NF Clinical Trials section of our website has been updated to reflect current trials detailed at Studies that have recently been added include: NF1 Clinical Trials: Study of Everolimus With Bevacizumab to Treat Refractory Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors Effect of Lamotrigine on Cognition in NF1 NF2 Clinical Trials: Effect of Implant Position […]

Understanding the Diverse Clinical Features of Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Individuals with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are more likely to develop benign and malignant tumors of the nervous system. In addition, they are prone to numerous other medical problems, ranging from bone defects to seizures. Because of this heterogeneity, it is critical that treating physicians are aware of the diverse manifestations of this disorder. A […]