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Healthy Brain Donation Project - Brain Bank
Sponsor: National MS Society
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
IRB Number: AAAR7133B
Contact: Jaime Donnelly: 212-305-2434 /
Additional Study Information: We aim to identify new tools that will help us to achieve successful brain aging in the general population and in people with an underlying autoimmune disease. A critical aspect of this study is that we are looking for individuals who are willing to donate their brain and spinal cord when they pass away; this will enable the investigators to understand which molecules in the brain made someone more or less likely to age successfully. The brains will be housed at the New York Brain Bank. The study is primarily online, with online cognitive evaluations every three years. A subset of participants will be invited for in-person visits, blood sampling, and more detailed examinations of brain function. By collecting data during participants' lives and later on collecting brain tissue gives us a rare opportunity to understand how to improve the way we age to maximize function.
Philip De Jager, PhD
Do You Qualify?
Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? Yes No
Have you been diagnosed with a neuroinflammatory disease? Yes No
Have you been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? Yes No
Have you been diagnosed with a chronic illness or infection (eg HIV)? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Jaime Donnelly