The human brain is a mysterious and complex network that controls all functions in our body. Our memories and motor functions are all housed and governed by this one complex organ. To this day, little is known about the brain relative to all its functions. The diseases that can affect the brain are complex, and the reasons behind them remain elusive.
Body donation is the bedrock of medical and scientific breakthroughs. While researchers and students can use the body for research purposes and proper medical training, the brain and its preservation are much more intricate.
The term brain banking refers to the preservation of brain tissue for medical and scientific research. To understand the root of neurological diseases and the nature of memory itself, the nanostructures of the brain must be intact for analysis. Unfortunately, methods for brain banking have not changed since the 1950s, which only produce the most rudimentary of samples to learn from.
Donors that provide their brain tissue for research purposes contribute to the development of better techniques for preservation, and as a result, the discovery of neurological secrets.
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