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Brain Donation for Mental Health Research: Why Do We Need Healthy Brains?

We usually don’t think about our brains when considering organ donation. We are more apt to think about how our other organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, or heart, could potentially save the life of another person. A donated brain, however, also has tremendous potential to help others. Through research, donated human brains have helped us achieve great gains in furthering our understanding of...

National Eating Disorders Brain Bank Will Contribute to Mental Health Research and Care

McLean Hospital’s Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC) and the Foundation for Research and Education in Eating Disorders (FREED), an organization dedicated to helping determine the causes and risk factors associated with eating disorders, have partnered to establish the first and only national brain bank dedicated to research into eating disorders—the National Eating Disorders Brain Bank...

FREED and McLean Hospital Launch the National Eating Disorders Brain Bank

The Foundation for Research and Education in Eating Disorders (FREED) and the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC) at McLean Hospital today announced the establishment of the first and only national brain bank dedicated to research in eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Brain Bank is a resource to the community to help advance studies to find the causes of eating disorders...

Brain Bank Receives Largest Donation Ever: Manton Foundation Endowment Will Advance Brain Research

When the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC) at McLean receives a brain donation, with permission, staff comb through the donor’s medical records to glean critical information. It’s a painstaking and manual process, but now, thanks to a million-dollar endowment from The Manton Foundation, the task will be far more efficient. Part of the gift will be used to purchase technology that “...

New Postmortem Brain Collection for PTSD and TBI Research Launched at McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital, in partnership with Cohen Veterans Bioscience, has established a vital collection of postmortem brains to be used in research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in veteran and civilian populations. According to McLean Hospital Chief Scientific Officer Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, who along with colleague Sabina Berretta, MD, scientific...

Room with a View: Powerful Microscopes Help Determine Targets for Therapeutics

The Microscopy Core Facility, on the ground floor of McLean’s Mailman Research Center, houses some of the most sophisticated magnifying instruments available. Their capabilities astound: the transmission electron microscope (TEM), for example, can magnify a spot on a rodent brain slice up to 300,000 times with impeccable resolution, revealing even the infinitesimal junctions—the synapses—that...