Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1 (Links to an external site)

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A drug used to treat children with epilepsy prevents brain tumor formation and growth in two mouse models of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. NF1 is a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, including the […]

Shellhaas receives Child Neurology Society’s highest honor (Links to an external site)

Renée Shellhaas, MD, the David T. Blasingame Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the Child Neurology Society’s (CNS) 2024 Hower Award. The organization’s highest honor, the award is given annually to a pediatric neurologist recognized as an outstanding teacher and scholar, and for making significant contributions […]

School-based COVID-19 testing initiative focuses on vulnerable populations (Links to an external site)

During the ongoing pandemic, many schools with large numbers of vulnerable students – including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and minority students living in economically under-resourced communities – have been less likely than other schools to offer in-person instruction, opting instead for virtual learning. But virtual learning is challenging for all students, leaving many […]