The way that scientists preserve the brain for research has not changed since the 1950s. Better brain banking technology is very valuable to medicine, it helps us better understand diseases of the brain in ways that were never thought possible.
We encourage donors and their families who are passionate about medical science and want to be part of the “final frontier” in brain research to register for brain preservation.
Our project aims to preserve the detailed synaptic structure of the brain, using techniques which have won the Brain Preservation Foundation’s Small and Large Mammal Brain Preservation prizes. Our project has already produced one of the fastest known preservations of a human brain in 2018 and 2020, and we hope to achieve the first complete synaptic-level preservation of a whole human brain in 2021. Pre-registration is required for brain preservation. There is no cost for brain preservation.