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Washington University NF Center Awarded 2014 ALSF Innovation Grant

Investigators in The Washington University NF Center were awarded a 2014 Innovation Grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). This...

Dr. Gutmann: Making Science Work for Patients

The following article originally appeared in Lancet Neurology in August 2014 and was written by Sheila M. Thorn. Thank goodness for...

The NF1 Genome Project Reaches 400 Participants

In late December 2010, the Washington University NF Center established the NF1 Genome Project (NF1GP). Now, three years later, the...

Washington University NF Center Researchers Define Potential Target for NF2-Associated Spinal Tumor Treatment

Individuals with NF2 are at increased risk for developing spinal cord tumors called ependymomas. Currently, the only available treatment for...

Researchers Publish Findings on New Plexiform Neurofibroma Treatment

Individuals with NF1 are at increased risk for developing tumors known as plexiform neurofibromas. These tumors are among the most...

New Analysis Provides Additional Support for Washington University NF Center Findings about Gender and Optic Pathway Glioma

Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD, and her colleagues recently reported that females with NF1 and an optic pathway glioma are at higher...

Washington University NF Center Trainee Presents Research at CTF Conference

Hugh Bender, MS, a graduate student in the laboratory of David H. Gutmann, MD PhD, is investigating how neural stem...

2014 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium Tremendous Success

The second Washington University NF Center Research Symposium, held on Friday, May 16, 2014, was a tremendous success with over...

Washington University NF Center Researchers Examine Methods to Engage Individuals with NF1 Worldwide for Research

The Internet provides new opportunities to recruit people with rare medical conditions to online patient registries for research. However, there...

NF symposium to focus on tumor disorders

The following article originally appeared in the Record on April 24, 2014 and was written by Michael C. Purdy A...