He and his team performed the autopsies as part of the UNITE study, which gave investigators access to brains that had been donated to the Veterans Affairs-Boston University-Concussion Legacy Foundation brain bank
at some point between 2008 and 2017.
The digital brain bank
, funded by the MS Society and Parkinson's UK, will be based in the charities' existing tissue bank at Imperial College London.
There have been over 720 brain donations to fill this brain bank
. Now Alzheimer's Research UK is also committing over PS70,000 for a PhD Studentship at Newcastle University to understand how different diseases occur together in the brain to cause dementia.
With careful strategic planning brain drain can be converted into brain bank
"Because I'm collaborating with the Lieber Institute and they have this fantastic brain bank
, now I can look at individuals' frontal cortex [for the schizophrenia research] and I can look at the temporal lobe in those same individuals," McConnell said.
The first organised brain tissue bio-repository (brain bank
) in Africa has commenced at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
The present study intended to clarify whether BF-227 binds to [alpha]-syn CGI in autoradiography experiments using MSA versus CTL brain sections obtained from a single brain bank
. MSA was found to be a favourable pathological condition for this evaluation, as midbrain display a high density of CGI (compared to the density of LB/LN in PD/DLB), without A[beta] copathology (while this is rather common in PD or DLB).
Tissue samples were acquired through the Edinburgh Brain Bank
, which is supported by the Medical Research Council (MR/L016400/1).
But the report doesn't confirm that the condition is common in all football players; it reflects high occurrence in samples at a Boston brain bank
that studies CTE.
(https://concussionfoundation.org/national-initiatives/brain-bank) In 2008 , the Concussion Legacy Foundation formed the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank
by partnering with Boston University and the Veterans Administration.
Thirty patients with the diagnosis of idiopathic PD according to the United Kingdom PD society brain bank
criteria (13) and 30 healthy controls with similar demographic features were enrolled into the study.