All brains undergo thorough neuropathological examination to determine a final diagnosis according to the latest published diagnostic criteria. This information is fed back to the donors’ next-of-kin and medical practitioners via the recruiting brain donor program. All tissue samples are de-identified to ensure anonymity of the donor.
Examples of common neuropathology
A new study by Prof Rob Herbert and his team is investigating muscle contracture in children with cerebral palsy. Contracture is a stiffening of muscles, even when the muscle is passive. It is not yet known whether contracture is a result of changes in the muscle, changes in the associated tendon, or a combination of both. Around 53 per cent […]