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

NF Center Researchers Investigate Decreased Height in Children with NF1

Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are commonly shorter than typically developing children in the general population. While this short...

Washington University Experts to Present at the 2018 NF Center Research Symposium

Register for the 2018 Symposium The Washington University NF Center will be hosting its fourth biennial NF Center Symposium on...

Brain Tumors Occur Often in Kids with Common Genetic Syndrome

This article, written by Tamara Bhandari, originally appeared in the Washington University School of Medicine News Hub on August 8,...

NF Center Investigators Awarded Center for Regenerative Medicine Grant

The Center for Regenerative Medicine, together with the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (IDDRC) at Washington University, awarded a...

NF Center Researcher Receives Children’s Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Award

Michelle Wegscheid, an MD/PhD trainee in the laboratory of Dr. David H. Gutmann, was recently awarded a Children’s Tumor Foundation...

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...