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NF Fact of the Day for May 2nd

Reggie's first baseball game

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neurofibromatosis is a group of three genetically distinct disorders that cause tumors to grow in the nervous system.  Tumors begin in the supporting cells that make up the nerve and the myelin sheath (the thin membrane that envelops and protects the nerves), rather than the cells that actually transmit information.  The type of tumor that develops depends on the type of supporting cells involved.