NF Center 2020, Volume 2 Newsletter Published

Check out the NF Center 2020, Volume 2 newsletter (pdf) to read about new research on NF1 brain tumors and human brain cells, learn about a new therapy treatment for children with NF1, and read updates on patient engagement. Additionally, learn about: The Advocate of Hope Award honoring Dr. Gutmann Our newest Patient Spotlight article […]

Patient Spotlight: Daniel

At six months of age, Daniel Crum was brought to the Washington University NF Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and received a diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Although both his father and grandfather had signs of NF1, they had gone without a formal diagnosis, and the news came as a shock. The […]

New Study Finds NF1 Mutations Have Varying Effects in Human Brain Cells

In the recently published study in Stem Cell Reports, Corina Anastasaki, PhD, Michelle Wegscheid, MD, PhD candidate, and colleagues sought to determine whether different NF1 gene mutations found in patients with NF1 have different effects on human brain cells. To achieve this, the authors used seven human induced pluripotent stem cell lines with different NF1 patient NF1 gene mutations […]