Brain Endowment Bank

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Tissue Specimen Inventory

tissue specimen inventory

The Brain Bank distributes tissue to scientists worldwide. One brain donated for research can support the work of many neuroscientists.

Tissue samples are available in the following preparations:
Fresh quick-frozen tissue blocks or coronal sections (nitrogen vapor or dry ice frozen) from coronal blocks – Dissection of specific anatomic regions
Formalin-fixed hemispheres – Specific anatomic regions and paraffin-embedded blocks

Fresh quick-frozen tissues are optimally preserved with minimal ice artifact formation. These specimens are suitable for the widest variety of applications, including receptor binding, immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, virus detection, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA Sequencing, mRNA isolation, and certain neurochemical assays.

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