Brain banks: Crucial for research, clamouring for donors


Brain banks. The work they do is not widely publicized — most people who consider signing donor cards think along the lines of organs such as the hearts and kidneys for transplant — but it's crucial for many researchers trying to understand the causes and characteristics of myriad diseases.

"Brain donations and brain banks are absolutely essential to neurological and psychiatric research," says Dr. Margaret Fahnestock, professor of neuroscience in the department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton. (continued...)

Read the rest of this article by Gloria Troyers, from the CBC, about the crucial importance of Brain banks for researchers: