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

The “Emerging Field of Cancer Neuroscience”

As an outgrowth of a seminal meeting at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Banbury Center in December 2019, a white...

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...

NF1 Researchers Describe the Largest Effort to Define the Genetic Makeup of MPNSTs

Dr. Angela Hirbe, a Washington University NF Center researcher, is one of leaders of the Genomics of MPNST (GeM) consortium,...

Recent Study Reveals a New Gene in NF1 Brain Cancer

In a recent publication, spearheaded by Dr. Wing H. Wong, a former graduate student in Dr. Todd Druley’s laboratory, in...

New Study Hopes to Improve Management of Brain Tumors in Young Children

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is one of the most common cancer predisposition syndromes, where children are prone to develop low-grade...

NF Center Trainee Awarded Esteemed Grant

Elizabeth Cordell, a first year medical student at Washington University, was awarded the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Pediatric Oncology Student...

Gutmann Lab Welcomes New Bioinformatics Specialist

Olivia Cobb, having recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Biostatistics from Washington University in Saint Louis, is joining the...

NF Center Trainee Receives Two Research Awards

Each year, the American Neurological Association (ANA) selects the top-ranked abstracts submitted by fellows, residents, and early-career faculty to receive...

NF1 Researchers Identify a Potential Therapeutic Target for MPNSTs

In a recent study by Qin et al., Dr. Angela Hirbe and her team identified TYK2 as a protein that...

Alice Bewley Joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Alice Bewley recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center Director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, FAAN as a graduate...