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Read the latest news about scientific breakthroughs, clinical findings and special events benefiting neurofibromatosis research.

NF Center Researchers Identify Key Role for Immune Cells in Brain Tumors

Children with NF1 are prone to develop brain tumors, specifically gliomas affecting the optic nerve and brainstem. These tumors are...

Genomic Roadmap for Sarcoma Established

Soft tissue cancers, including malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising in people with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), have recently undergone...

NF Researchers Discover Role for NF1 in Circadian Rhythm Function

Investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Dr. Amita Sehgal, has uncovered that...

Washington University NF Center Hosts International Glia Expert

Investigators at the Washington University NF Center were delighted to have Professor Helmut Kettenmann visit from the Max Delbrück Center...

The NF1 Mutation as a Risk Factor for Autism in Individuals with NF1

Although every person with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is born with a mutation (change) in one of their two NF1...

Human and Mouse NF1 Gene Maps Updated

When the gene responsible for NF1 was first discovered over 25 years ago, the NF1 gene had not yet been...

Gary Guo Joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Gary Guo, MD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as foreign graduate...

The Specific Genetic Mutation May Influence NF1 Brain Tumor Development

While every person with the Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome is born with a single mutation (genetic change)...

Dr. Jacobsen joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Kristen Jacobsen, PhD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a postdoctoral...

Dr. Xiong joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Min Xiong, MD, PhD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a...