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Human Brain Collection Core

Service Functions

  • Expand the current collection of ~1,000 brains
  • Initiate collection of brains from HIV positive cases
  • Initiate prospective collection of brains
  • Prepare high quality tissue, RNA and DNA samples for distribution to approved investigators
  • Perform molecular and genetic studies
  • Perform neuropathology staining, including silver staining and immunohistochemistry
  • Disseminate data to the scientific community within and outside NIH using custom and publicly available databases