2015 Washington University NF Center Summer Interns Make New Discoveries

Claire Henson is a rising sophomore at the University of Tulsa. For her summer project, she worked with Angela Hirbe, MD, PhD to understand how a new genetic mutation found in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors controls their growth. Claire’s work represents a critical initial step towards developing new imaging and treatment strategies for these […]

Nicole’s Nook: iPad Accessibility Features

With each new operating system release, iPads have become increasingly more powerful, yet have also remained extremely user-friendly. Adults and children alike are able to browse the web, access content, play games and more through a simple swipe, pinch or tap. With a pinch in different directions, the pressing of a button, rapid double-tap or […]

Researchers Discover Differences in Childhood Brain Tumor Development

A collaborative research team led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor at Washington University, recently published the largest study to date looking at racial and ethnic differences in pediatric brain tumor diagnoses among individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). The results of this study confirmed those of smaller studies indicating that individuals with […]

YOU’RE INVITED: Club NF Plays at the Lodge!

The Washington University NF Center, in collaboration with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, is pleased to announce our upcoming August 2015 Club NF event – Club NF Plays at the Lodge! Please join us at The Lodge Des Peres in Des Peres, MO on Saturday, August 1, from 9:30 a.m. – noon for an action-packed morning of indoor […]