UW/VA Madison Brain Bank

Study Purpose:

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:

Other

Study Status:

Enrolling by invitation

Phase:

Not Applicable

Study Chair(s)/Principal Investigator(s):

Shahriar Salamat, MD PHD (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Clinicaltrials.gov ID (11 digit #):

NCT00585572

Neals Affiliated?

No

Coordinating Center Contact Information

University of Wisconsin Madison
Bridget Gregory, BS / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 608-256-1901 ext 11767
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Madison, Wisconsin 53792 United States

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.

Study Sponsor:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Participant Duration:

Estimated Enrollment:

200

Estimated Study Start Date:

02/28/2007

Estimated Study Completion Date:

11/02/2016

Posting Last Modified Date:

12/31/2011

Date Study Added to alsconsortium.org:

01/08/2012
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  • Eligibility Criteria

    Gender:

    Female, Male

    Minimum Age:

    18

    Maximum Age:

    N/A

    Time since Symptom Onset:

    Time since Diagnosis:

    Can participants use Riluzole?


    Inclusion Criteria:

    Participants agree to autopsy and organ donation

  • Site Contact Information

    University of Wisconsin Madison
    Tamara S Markgraf, MBA / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 608-256-1901 ext 12923
    Madison, Wisconsin 53792
    United States