UW/VA Madison Brain Bank
The UW/VA Brain Bank stores brain tissue from deceased individuals and neurosurgical patients who have donated their tissue in order to aid scientific research.
Disease:Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Familial ALS, Sporadic ALS, Healthy Volunteer, Healthy Volunteer with a Family History of ALS
Study Type:Observational Study
Study Category:Post-Mortem Banking
Study Status:Not enrolling
Study Chair(s)/Principal Investigator(s):
Shahriar Salamat, MD PHD (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Clinicaltrials.gov ID (11 digit #):NCT00585572
Coordinating Center Contact InformationUniversity of Wisconsin Madison
Full Study Summary:
Through the collection of central and peripheral nervous tissue, as well as skeletal muscle tissue, the UW/VA Brain Bank hopes to participate in advancing knowledge of diseases of the nervous system such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.Brain donations are needed from healthy individuals, as well as those affected by diseases of the nervous system.