Schizophrenia's strongest known genetic risk deconstructed
Suspect gene may trigger runaway synaptic pruning during adolescence NIH-funded study.
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
Director of human brain bank describes her journey with brain tumor.
NIH-supported NeuroBioBank joins Autism BrainNet in brain donation initiative
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
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 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
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."