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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...

Painful Skin Tumors in Adults with NF1

Monique Kumar, MD, and colleagues recently reported on the occurrence of a painful skin tumor, called a glomus tumor, in...

Washington University NF Center Trainee Presents Research Findings at National Meeting

Graduate student, Anne C. Solga, MS, has been completing exciting new work on the role of the tumor microenvironment in...

New Study Uses the Fruit-Fly to Understand NF2 Gene Function

Investigators at the University of Chicago employed the common house fly (Drosophila) as a model system for determining  how genetic...

Washington University NF Center Researchers Define Measures for Evaluating Low Tone Muscle in Children with NF1

Nearly half of all children with NF1 have low tone (hypotonia). A recent study at the Washington University NF Center...