Brain Biorepository of over 1500 brains, which links tissue specimens to patient data and distributes brain tissue specimens to scientists worldwide who are investigating neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, as well as to scientists involved in ongoing studies on the affects of aging.
Advances in molecular genetics and pathology make it possible for researchers to identify causes and cures for brain disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, ALS, and related movement disorders, Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, Schizophrenia, Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Major Depression, and other neurological and psychiatric conditions. With over 50 million Americans affected by brain disorders at some time in their lives and one-in-four Americans suffering a brain-related disorder, a full understanding of these types of illnesses will lead to prevention, new treatments or hopefully, cures.
The overall objective of the Brain Endowment Bank is to support basic and clinical research activities by providing a systematic method for obtaining detailed pre-mortem clinical information, developing procedures for optimizing brain autopsies, cryopreserving neuropathological specimens, and obtaining neuropathological diagnoses after death.
The Brain Endowment Bank is one of the largest brain tissue resources in the United States. The program was established in 1986 and has grown over the past 20 years, now cryopreserving over 1500 brains with additional 800-registered living donors, who have consented to brain donation after death.
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clinical, clinical data, neuropathological diagnosis
One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing, Biobank
Brain Endowment Bank
University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank
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Sample type: Brain, Brain tissue
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tissue bank, brain bank, data or information resource, biospecimen repository
Public, To scientists worldwide who are investigating neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, As well as to scientists studying aging
Aging, Neurodegenerative disease, Neuropsychiatric disease
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