Tissue Specimen Inventory

This list includes major disease categories from which tissue specimens are currently available in the Center’s inventory. Some regions of brain specimens may have been dissected out for use by various researchers. Please see the information on how to obtain specimens from the Center or contact us to see availability of specific diagnoses, structure/regions of the brain, specimens of your research interest.

Ataxias 35 18 17 56.2±23.7 17.8±9.4 15.3±4.2 Ataxia, Cerebellar Ataxia, Familial Ataxia, Freidreich's Ataxia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Joseph's disease (Machado-Joseph disease), Olivo-Ponto-Cerebellar Atrophy
Atypical / Others 36 15 21 37.1±22.6 14.3±10.5 16.8±4.6 Cervical spondylosis, Myotonic Dystrophy, Guillian Barre Syn, Head Trauma, Other Neurological disorder, Cerebral Palsy, post Polio syndrome, Progressive bulbar palsy, Schilder's disease, Sjogren's syndrome, SID Syndrome, Wallerian degeneration
Cancer-CNS 48 20 28 58.2±17.3 5.9±2.4 14.8±5.7 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, Astrocytoma, Anaplastic Astrocytoma, Brain Metastasis, Brain Tumor, Spine CA, Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, Glioblastoma, Multiforme Glioblastoma, CNS Primary Lymphoma, Melanoma (brain metastasis), Metastatic adenocarcinoma to th
Cerebrovascular Disease 52 24 29 43.8±17.9 10.8±2.3 15.8±6.1 Aphasia, Cerebrovascular accident, Cerebrovascular disease, Chronic ischemic cortical damage, Cystic malacic changes, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Hydrocephalus
Convulsion Disorder 42 15 27 34.7±12.6 8.4±6.3 6.3±4.0 Epilepsy
Dementia and Alzheimer's 778 395 383 73.6±23.7 18.8±12.6 14.7±8.1 Alzheimer's disease, Binswanger's, Cortical basal degeneration, Dementia, etiology not determined Dementia, Frontal Lobe Dementia, Lewy body Dementia, Dementia (MID), fronto-temporal Dementia, Lewy Body disease, Organic brain syndrome, Pick's disease, Pic
Infection-CNS 43 27 16 53.9±18.5 6.7±4.5 16.3±4.3 AIDS, Herpes simplex Type I Encephalitis, Herpes zoster Encephalitis, Encephalitis (HSV, HE, etc.), Chronic Encephalitis of Rasmussen, Meningitis, Subacute sclerosis pan encephalitis, Tuberous sclerosis, Usher syndrome type II
Inherited-CNS 344 175 167 36.8±12.5 27.2±18.3 13.6±6.8 Angelman's syndrome, Arnold Chiari syndrome, Cerebellum-Cerebrum Atrophy, Global Cerebral Atrophy, Autism, Batten's disease, Charcot Marie tooth, Dento-rubro-pallido-luysian, Down's syndrome, Familial spastic paraplegia, Hereditary spastic paraperesis, Hu
Leukodystrophy 15 11 4 51.0±9.1 10.7±7.2 11.9±5.0 Alexander's disease, PML Leukodystrophy, Adreno Leukodystrophy, Orthochromatic Leukodystrophy
Motor Neuron Disease 97 51 46 63.5±20.4 24.8±18.1 12.4±6.4 ALS Familial Guamanian type, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Movement Disorders 310 269 41 73.4±25.5 29.3±18.2 12.6±3.9 Basal ganglia degeneration, Dystonia, Movement disorder, Multi-system atrophy, Parkinson's disease, probable Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonian Syndrome, Progressive supranuclear palsy, Shy-Dagers disease
Multiple Sclerosis 495 324 171 56.1±17.9 28.8±18.1 12.4±8.3 Multiple sclerosis, childhood Multiple sclerosis, probable Multiple sclerosis, Central Pontine Myelinosis
Narcolepsy 3 0 3 79.6±14.4 30.5±16.8 13.8±4.7 Narcolepsy
Neuro Normal Controls 307 167 140 63.3±26.6 N/A 14.9±9.5 Normal, Adult respiratory distress syndrome, Albers-Schoenberg, aplastic Anemia, bladder CA, breast CA, colon CA, colon with metastasis to the liver CA, esophagus CA, esophagus with metastases CA, larynx CA, liver CA, lung CA, ovarian CA, pancreas CA, pr
Neuropathy 6 4 2 63.6±22.8 23.8±22.1 11.8±6.3 Striato-nigral degeneration, global Encephalopathy, Hypomyelination Neurodegenerative disorder, general Neuropathy
Psychiatric 263 161 102 60.1±18.3 27.4±19.3 13.4±8.1 Alcohol abuse, bipolar Depression, major Depression, unipolar Depression, Schizophrenia, Substance abuse (not Alcohol), Overdose Suicide