UW/VA Madison Brain Bank

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2010 by University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: September 27, 2010
Last verified: September 2010

The UW/VA Brain Bank stores brain tissue from deceased individuals and neurosurgical patients who have donated their tissue in order to aid scientific research. Through the collection of central and peripheral nervous tissue, as well as skeletal muscle tissue, the UW/VA Brain Bank hopes to participate in advancing knowledge of diseases of the nervous system such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.Brain donations are needed from healthy individuals, as well as those affected by diseases of the nervous system.

Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Huntington's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: UW/VA Madison Brain Bank

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Brain tissue, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and skeletal muscles, central/peripheral nervous tissue, as well as skeletal muscle tissue.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: March 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Participants agree to autopsy and organ donation


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants agree to autopsy and organ donation
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00585572

Contact: Bridget Gregory, BS 608-256-1901 ext 11767 brainbank@medicine.wisc.edu
Contact: Tamara S Markgraf, MBA 256-1901 ext 12923 tsmarkgraf@medicine.wisc.edu

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Madison Recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Shahriar Salamat, MD PHD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Shahriar Salamat, University of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00585572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0143, 2006-0143
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Last Updated: September 27, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Normal Tissues/Brains
Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's disease
Motor Neuron Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Huntington's disease
Brain Tumors
Rare & uncommon diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Huntington Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cognition Disorders
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Immune System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinsonian Disorders
Pathologic Processes

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