NF Center Heads to FuNFest!

The 6th annual FuNFest was held a month earlier this year.  The date was moved up by the hosts, Amanda and Brian Walk, in the hopes of a sunny, fall Saturday afternoon. Their decision was a smart one as the fundraiser went off without a hitch on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, near Gatch Lake in […]

Nicole’s Nook: Chromebooks as a Learning Tool

In this month’s Nicole’s Nook, learn more about the accessibility features and functionality of the Chromebook. St. Louis Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapist, Nicole Weckherlin, OTR/L, provides tips and tricks to help your child make the most of their Chromebook experience.

Washington University NF Center Researcher Awarded T32 Training Grant Position

Gutmann Laboratory researcher, Matthew Stroh, PhD, was selected as a recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship award on the Hematology T32 Training Grant. For his project, Matt will be exploring the idea that brain cell growth is regulated in a context-dependent manner. These investigations have critical implications for many other diseases, in which specific genes control cell growth in a variety of cell types and tissues.

NF Center Investigators Seek Predictors of NF1-related Optic Gliomas

In a report recently published in the Journal of Child Neurology, Dr. Stephanie Morris and her colleagues demonstrated that macrocephaly is neither a reliable predictor of OPG development, nor is it an indicator of subsequent vision loss in those with NF1-related OPG. Current studies spearheaded by Dr. Morris are aimed at discovering new markers for specific NF1-related medical problems, including autism and attention deficit.