NIH To Consolidate Brain Biospecimens with “One-Stop” Biorepository of Brain Tissue – Mike Nace
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking to foster expedited research on brain disorders through a new biospecimens biorepository that will offer a “one-stop” shop for brain tissue used for research. The new NIH NeuroBioBank initiative, which was announced in December, will be a user-friendly web-based resource that will consolidate five leading brain banks toward a tissue-sharing network for the neuroscience community. The initiative, which is being funded by the NIMH, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will feature brain tissue biospecimens from five leading brain banks, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and others.
-Dr. Vahram Haroutunian, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai