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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...

Researchers Describe Early Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to the development of cognitive and behavioral problems. In addition, 15-30% of...

Dr. Brossier joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Nicole M. Brossier, MD, PhD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as...

Jason Papke joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Jason Papke, MS recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a staff...

Using Mathematics to Treat Brain Tumors

Nearly one in every five children with NF1 will develop a brain tumor involving the nerve that carries vision from...

New Cell of Origin for Optic Gliomas Identified

Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to the development of low-grade brain tumors affecting the nerve carrying vision...

Genetic Cause for Neurofibromas Discovered

While virtually all adults with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop benign tumors associated with nerves, called neurofibromas, these tumors can...

NF Center Faculty Awarded Prestigious Francis S. Collins Scholars Award

Angela C. Hirbe, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at Washington University, was recently selected as...