Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Neuropathology

The neuropathologists collaborate widely across CCBS and beyond, and also play a major national role in brain and tissue banking.

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Neuropathology in brain disease

The neuropathologists work with many CCBS researchers to provide detailed neuropathological analysis of human samples. Particular research interests are focused on cerebrovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease.

The Edinburgh Brain and Tissue Bank

The Edinburgh Brain and Tissue Bank is part of the MRC UK Brain Banks Network. The bank collects donated samples from the brain and other organs during post-mortem examination, and makes them available for medical research.