Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) news update for 30DEC16

Here’s a dump of Google news alerts on NF1 as of around Christmas 2016.

Optic Glioma

Female hormones increase risk of vision loss in rare genetic disease

Female hormones increase risk of vision loss in rare genetic disease

medicalxpress.comGirls with a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene known as Nf1 are much …

Vinblastine First-Line Option for Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma

cancernetwork.comVinblastine monotherapy produced outcomes similar to current therapies in children with treatment-naive pediatric low-grade glioma, and had favorable toxicity and quality-of-life profiles.

Research sets new target for brain cancer therapy | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

New Imaging Technology Can Measure Potential for Vision Loss in Neurofibromatosis

medicalresearch.comMedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marius George Linguraru, DPhil, MA, MB Principal Investigator Associate Professor of Pediatri…
Researchers uncover more genetic links to brain cancer cell growth

Researchers uncover more genetic links to brain cancer cell growth

medicalxpress.comTwo recently discovered genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissue…

Research sets new target for brain cancer therapy | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

dnaindia.comResearch sets new target for brain cancer therapy – Research published in Acta Neuropathol…

Plexiform Neurofibroma

Selumetinib appears beneficial for children with inoperable plexiform neurofibromas

Selumetinib appears beneficial for children with inoperable plexiform neurofibromas

healio.comChildren with neurofibromatosis type 1–related plexiform neurofibromas who underwent dose-adj…
Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors

Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors

medicalxpress.comIn an early-phase clinical trial of a new oral drug, selumetinib, children with the common ge…

Pulmonary Hypertension and NF1

Dual Therapy Helps Pulmonary Hypertension Patient With Gene Disorder

Dual Therapy Helps Pulmonary Hypertension Patient With Gene Disorder

pulmonaryhypertensionnews.comRead about how a patient with a genetic disease and pulmonary hypertensi…

Autism and NF1

Autism In Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Linked To Single Gene

Autism In Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Linked To Single Gene

reliawire.comMutations in a single gene has been linked to autism in people who have patients with neurofi…
Causing Autism with a Single Change | dailyrxnews

Causing Autism with a Single Change | dailyrxnews

dailyrxnews.comPeople with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) see the world a little differently. Though th…

Melanoma and NF1

Treatment Options for Melanoma Outpace Data on How to Use Them

onclive.comWith several more melanoma treatments poised to emerge from the pipeline, data on the optimal …

Adenocarcinoma and NF1

Whole exome sequencing of urachal adenocarcinoma reveals recurrent NF1 mutations: Beyond the Abstract

urotoday.comUrachal adenocarcinoma is a rare malignancy arising from the urachal embryologic remnant. The genomic landscape of these tumors is l…

NF1 Standard of Care

Family's call for specialist genetics centre for Wales - BBC News

Family’s call for specialist genetics centre for Wales – BBC News

bbc.comThe family of a toddler from Cardiff who has a genetic condition call for a specialist centre to be set up i…
Save the day with Parker Lococo

Save the day with Parker Lococo

uhclthesignal.comNo parent ever wants to hear that his or her child is sick, much less sick with an incurable, degenerative disease that can cause bone deformities, le…

NF2 Hearing Restoration

Health Beat: NF tumors: Hearing can be restored

Health Beat: NF tumors: Hearing can be restored

wfmz.comNeurofibromatoses are a group of disorders that cause tumors to grow in the nervous system. One of …

NF1 gene and relation to morphine addiction pathway

Scientists illuminate key molecular player in both morphine addiction and rare disease

sciencedaily.comIn a remarkable “two for one” discovery, scientists have illuminated a key molecular player in the addictive effects of morphine in anima…

 Gene Therapy (general article but basis for optimism)

Everything you need to know about gene therapy’s most promising year

Everything you need to know about gene therapy’s most promising year

technologyreview.comThe arrival of gene-therapy cures could transform medicine, but business questions li…
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