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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...

Researchers Define Outcome Measures for NF1-Associated Optic Pathway Glioma Clinical Trials

The Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International Collaboration was formed to standardize the way clinical investigators determine the...

Gender Influences Symptoms of NF1

The following article originally appeared in the Record on February 6, 2014 and was written by Michael C. Purdy A...

Washington University NF Center Researchers Study the Effect of Reducing Tumor Blood Vessel Function to NF2-Associated Tumors

Individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) are prone to developing brain tumors, including vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas. While vestibular schwannomas...

Washington University NF Center Researchers Identify New Mutation in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

Angela C. Hirbe, MD, PhD and her colleagues at the Washington University NF Center and the University of California –...