Schizophrenia's strongest known genetic risk deconstructed

Suspect gene may trigger runaway synaptic pruning during adolescence ­ NIH-funded study.

http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/schizophrenias-strongest-known-genetic-risk-deconstructed


The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Director of human brain bank describes her journey with brain tumor.

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http://nyti.ms/22bITuh


NIH-supported NeuroBioBank joins Autism BrainNet in brain donation initiative

NIH News Releases, November 17, 2015

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has signed an agreement to establish a collaborative, nationwide effort for the collection, storage, and distribution of postmortem human brain tissue for the benefit of autism research. The agreement with Foundation Associates LLC will coordinate the efforts of two independent networks of human brain tissue repositories, the National Institutes of Health NeuroBioBank (NBB) and the Autism BrainNet (ABN).


MRI technology reveals deep brain pathways in unprecedented detail

Medical Xpress, June 3, 2015

Scientists at Duke University developed a detailed 3-D model of the human brain to improve surgeries using deep brain stimulation to treat tremors. Their efforts were only made possible through the generous gift of a healthy brain donor.


Pro Footballers Steve Weatherford, Sidney Rice to Donate Their Brains to Science

Newsweek, March 5, 2015

Newsweek explores the motivation behind two National Football League players’ decisions to donate their brains to medical research. In related news, see this article from the Huffington Post: NFL Champions Steve Weatherford and Sidney Rice to Donate Brains to Science.


More needed than ever, brain banks are modernizing but face funding crunch

Alzforum, February 19, 2015

The Alzforum, a web-based scientific community founded in 1996 dedicated to understanding Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, published a series of three articles exploring the state of brain banks today. The NeuroBioBank is mentioned in the second article titled, "Europe leads the way towards standardization and brain bank networks."


Alterations of miRNAs reveal a dysregulated molecular regulatory network in Parkinson's disease

PubMed article


Study suggests injury within globus pallidus may underlie PKAN disorders

PubMed article


Linking F-box protein 7 and parkin to neuronal degeneration in Parkinson’s disease

PubMed article, PMC article


Insights on an important risk factor associated with Alzheimer's Disease

PubMed article


TDP-43 regulates endogenous retrovirus-K viral protein accumulation.

PubMed article


Study implicates neuroinflammation as key trigger in ALS

PubMed article


VCP recruitment to mitochondria causes neurodegeneration in models of Huntington's disease.

PubMed article


A critical evaluation of neuroprotective/ neurodegenerative MicroRNAs in Alzheimer's.

PubMed article


How Studies of the Serotonin System in Macaque Models of Menopause Relate to Alzheimer's Disease1.

PubMed article


Findings with a glutamate receptor supports use as a potential therapeutic agent for Rett Syndrome

PubMed article


Gene expression elucidates functional impact of polygenic risk for schizophrenia

Nature article


Characterisation of interface astroglial scarring in the human brain after blast exposure

PubMed Article


Sex differences in glutamate receptor gene expression in major depression and suicide

PubMed Article