Formalin-fixed and fresh-frozen brain and spinal cord tissue for research projects may be requested by researchers worldwide. This request first has to undergo a scientific review to ensure that the tissue requested is utilised properly and appropriately. Only after this request has been approved by the NSWBB Scientific Review Committee and a Material Transfer Agreement has been signed can the tissue be distributed to researchers. To read more about this process please click HERE.
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 […]