Quantcast

Latest neurofibromatosis Stories

2014-04-04 08:24:48

Efforts lead to the launch of Neurofibromatosis (NF) MetaMiner PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced an expansion of its partnership with the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) to create unique neurofibromatosis (NF) pathway maps aimed at significantly increasing the understanding of the disease and its...

2014-02-07 13:24:38

A genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,500 births can cause a bewildering array of clinical problems, including brain tumors, impaired vision, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, heart defects and bone deformities. The symptoms and their severity vary among patients affected by this condition, known as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a patient’s gender as a clear and simple...

2014-01-15 23:01:02

Roger J. Packer, MD, and Yuan Zhu, PhD, named as the first two chairs to drive the transformation of care for children with Neurofibromatosis. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Children’s National Health System today installed Roger J. Packer, MD, and Yuan Zhu, PhD, as the inaugural Gilbert Family Professors in Neurofibromatosis. The professorships, funded through the generosity of Jennifer and Dan Gilbert, will allow Dr. Packer and Dr. Zhu to dedicate their time to advance the...

2013-10-12 23:04:32

Frankie Moreno, Human Nature, Cast members from Absinthe, Jersey Boys & more perform at Third Annual NF Hope Concert Oct. 20 at The Venetian Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 On Sunday, Oct. 20, The Strip’s most engaging headliners will shine their star power on the fight against Neurofibromatosis at the Third Annual NF Hope Concert. Performers from across The Strip’s stages will come together at The Venetian Showroom for a one-day-only performance benefitting the NF Network,...

2013-10-03 16:11:47

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new drug candidate for an inherited form of cancer with no known cure. The new study showed the drug candidate—known as FRAX97—slowed the proliferation and progression of tumor cells in animal models of Neurofibromatosis type 2. This inherited type of cancer, caused by mutations in the anti-tumor gene NF2, leads to tumors of the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain. The...

2013-06-27 23:42:56

Learners are helping end Neurofibromatosis by taking courses with 360training.com. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 360training.com, a leading eLearning provider, donated $3,000 generated from the purchase of 232 courses to Cupid’s Undie Run, a charitable cause raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which is dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It...

Human Cancer Tumors Replicated In Mice And Then Cured
2013-03-06 09:23:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of scientists led by UT Southwestern Medical Center has reported the first successful blocking of tumor development in a genetic mouse model of an incurable human cancer. "To my knowledge, this is the first time that a mouse model of a genetically defined malignant human cancer has been generated in which the formation of the tumor from beginning to end can be monitored and in which blocking the pathway cures the mouse of the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
Related