• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Go Inside the Brain Bank

April 1, 2016

a human brain sitting on a lab tableWhat if evidence in your brain could lead to breakthroughs in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia? Thousands of people are hoping important answers about these disorders will come from their personal donation to the brain bank on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

The bank of more than 7,000 specimens is a special resource for ongoing studies into a series of neurological disorders.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with neuropathologist Dr. Dennis Dickson, the director of the brain bank, to find out more about the gift of knowledge that comes with every donation.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:09) is available in the downloads. Read the script.

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