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Resource:UM Brain Endowment Bank

Name: Resource:UM Brain Endowment Bank
Description: 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.
Other Name(s): University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank
Abbreviation: Brain Endowment Bank
Parent Organization: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Florida; USA
Resource Type(s): Tissue bank, Brain bank, Data or information resource, Biospecimen repository
Resource: Resource
URL: http://brainbank.med.miami.edu/x7.xml
*Id: nlx_14288
Related condition/disease: Aging, neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychiatric disease
Processing: Cryopreserved
Related to: Resource:One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing, US Biobank
Availability: Public, to scientists worldwide who are investigating neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, as well as to scientists studying aging.
Address: 1501 NW 9th Avenue Room 4013 (D4-5) Miami, FL 33136 1(800) UM-BRAIN (862-7246) Tel: (305) 243-6219 Fax: (305) 243-3649
Keywords: Clinical, clinical data, neuropathological diagnosis
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Old URL (University of Miami Brain and Tissue Bank for Developmental Disorders): http://braindonation.org/

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Facts about Resource:UM Brain Endowment BankRDF feed
AbbrevBrain Endowment Bank  +
Address1501 NW 9th Avenue Room 4013 (D4-5) Miami  +, and FL 33136 1(800) UM-BRAIN (862-7246) Tel: (305) 243-6219 Fax: (305) 243-3649  +
AvailabilityPublic  +, To scientists worldwide who are investigating neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases  +, and As well as to scientists studying aging.  +
CommentSample type: Brain, Brain tissue
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://brainbank.med.miami.edu/x7.xml  +
DefinitionBrain Biorepository of over 1500 brains, w 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.
e consented to brain donation after death.
ExampleImageBrain Endowment Bank.PNG  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
Has roleTissue bank  +, Brain bank  +, Data or information resource  +, and Biospecimen repository  +
Idnlx_14288  +
Is part ofUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Florida; USA  +
KeywordsClinical  +, Clinical data  +, and Neuropathological diagnosis  +
LabelResource:UM Brain Endowment Bank  +
ModifiedDate12 July 2013  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
ProcessingCryopreserved  +
RelatedToResource:One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing  +, and US Biobank  +
Related diseaseAging  +, Neurodegenerative disease  +, and Neuropsychiatric disease  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
SynonymUniversity of Miami Brain Endowment Bank  +