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

New Autism Gene Discovered Using Human Mini-Brains

Neurodevelopmental disorders are often caused by losses of large pieces of chromosomes containing many genes. This is also true for...

Brain tumors caused by normal neuron activity in mice predisposed to such tumors

Light triggers formation, feeds growth of optic nerve tumors Seeing, hearing, thinking, daydreaming — doing anything at all, in fact...

NF Center Researchers Identify a Universal Change in MPSNT

Dr. Angela Hirbe led a multi-investigator research effort to generate a large collection of patient-derived tumor lines from NF1 patients...

NF Center and Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Synodos Team Publish Landmark Genomic Study of NF1 Brain Tumors

Dr. Michael Fisher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Dr. David Gutmann from the Washington University NF Center spearheaded an...

Star NF Center Student Graduates

Anna Wilson graduated from Washington University with Honors and induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Anna completed her honor...

Gutmann Laboratory Receives A Grant From Ian’s Friends Foundation

The Gutmann laboratory recently was awarded a grant from Ian’s Friends Foundation (IFF) to develop better models of human NF1...

NF Clinical Trials Consortium Reports Vision Stabilization Following Everolimus Therapy

The NF Clinical Trials Consortium recently published a study examining vision in children with NF1 and optic pathway gliomas (OPGs)...

NF Clinical Trials Consortium Study Reveals New Vision Problems in Children with NF1 Optic Gliomas

As part of the NF Clinical Trials Consortium study on vision function after treatment for NF1-optic glioma, lead author, Dr....

NF Clinical Trials Consortium Identifies a New Therapy for Plexiform Neurofibromas

A recent study spearheaded by Dr. Michael Fisher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Dr. D. Wade Clapp at Indiana...

Ji-Kang Chen Joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Ji-Kang Chen, MS recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center Director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a Research...