Twenty-first century brain banking. Processing brains for research: the Columbia University methods

@article{Vonsattel2007TwentyfirstCB,
  title={Twenty-first century brain banking. Processing brains for research: the Columbia University methods},
  author={Jean Paul G. Vonsattel and Maria Pilar del Amaya and Christian Ernst Keller},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={115},
  pages={509 - 532}
}
Carefully categorized postmortem human brains are crucial for research. The lack of generally accepted methods for processing human postmortem brains for research persists. Thus, brain banking is essential; however, it cannot be achieved at the cost of the teaching mission of the academic institution by routing brains away from residency programs, particularly when the autopsy rate is steadily decreasing. A consensus must be reached whereby a brain can be utilizable for diagnosis, research, and… CONTINUE READING

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